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Sexual Assault Archives

Liberals introduce new bill with amendments for sexual assault offences

On June 6th, the Liberal government introduced Bill C-51 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act with the aim of amend, remove or repeal passages and provisions that have been ruled unconstitutional or that raise risks with regard to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It went further than this, however, and also introduced some new legislation for the prosecution of sexual assault offences in Canada.

Timely Legal Advice in Sexual Assault Investigations is Imperative

If you are being investigated or under suspicion for sexual assault (or any other criminal charge) - read this blog. This article will examine a sexual assault investigation and how you, the suspect can protect your rights and freedoms.

Sexual Assault: Too drunk to consent to sex?

Two people meet at a party. The drinks are flowing. They are both buzzing and their inhibitions are lowered. Sex occurs that night but the next morning one of the two says she didn't consent. The police become involved and show up the other person's house to arrest him for sexual assault. He is in disbelief. He thought it was consensual.

Jian Ghomeshi's acquittals and sexual assault trials

The recent acquittal of Jian Ghomesi on a number of sexual assault counts against multiple complainants has sparked headlines around the country. The fallout of the acquittals has left many expressing disappointment with the justice system, and expressing anger over victim rights. While the trial gained national notoriety due to the accused being such a well-known celebrity, the truth is that the allegations and the defence's tactics are ones seen in the Ontario Court of Justice on a daily basis.

Convictions for Sexual Assault may result in information being made public

 A bill before the House, entitled the Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act, will, if passed, change the repercussions for people convicted of sexual assault. While there currently exists a sex offender registry is kept confidential with police and the Ministry having the only access. This bill will establish a new database, the High Risk Child Sex Offender Database, which will be made available to the public.

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