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Eric©
2017-08-11 19:33:49 UTC
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"In the latest acquittal related to a high-profile Canadian sexual-assault case, a judge
has found three Toronto male police officers not guilty of forcing sex on a heavily
intoxicated woman, and argued that the rising movement to 'believe the victim' has no
place in the courts.

The complainant, a female parking-enforcement officer, testified that she had been so
drunk or drugged that she couldn't move or speak during the January, 2015, incident,
which occurred in a hotel room. But Ontario Superior Court Justice Anne Molloy said she
could not rely on the complainant's testimony, which she found inconsistent, implausible
at times and contradicted by - on the key issue of her capacity to consent - video
recordings and a toxicologist.

'Although the slogan 'Believe the victim' has become popularized of late, it has no place
in a criminal trial,' Justice Molloy wrote in a 45-page ruling released Wednesday. She
said the assumption that sexual-assault complainants tell the truth imposes a presumption
of guilt on the accused."
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/decision-expected-in-trial-of-three-toronto-
officers-accused-of-sexual-assault/article35918734/

https://tgam.ca/2hRybvT

Trial decision: http://canlii.ca/t/h59cf

Now the usual suspects can begin attacking the judge & calling for her head...
Dave Smith
2017-08-11 21:41:05 UTC
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Post by Eric©
"In the latest acquittal related to a high-profile Canadian sexual-assault case, a judge
has found three Toronto male police officers not guilty of forcing sex on a heavily
intoxicated woman, and argued that the rising movement to 'believe the victim' has no
place in the courts.
The complainant, a female parking-enforcement officer, testified that she had been so
drunk or drugged that she couldn't move or speak during the January, 2015, incident,
which occurred in a hotel room. But Ontario Superior Court Justice Anne Molloy said she
could not rely on the complainant's testimony, which she found inconsistent, implausible
at times and contradicted by - on the key issue of her capacity to consent - video
recordings and a toxicologist.
'Although the slogan 'Believe the victim' has become popularized of late, it has no place
in a criminal trial,' Justice Molloy wrote in a 45-page ruling released Wednesday. She
said the assumption that sexual-assault complainants tell the truth imposes a presumption
of guilt on the accused."
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/decision-expected-in-trial-of-three-toronto-
officers-accused-of-sexual-assault/article35918734/
https://tgam.ca/2hRybvT
Trial decision: http://canlii.ca/t/h59cf
Now the usual suspects can begin attacking the judge & calling for her head...
The so-called victim lost her credibility when she started changing her
story. Then there was the security camera footage from the hotel showed
a woman who was definitely not as intoxicated as the claimed to have
been. This turns out to have been a case of a woman who did things that
were embarrassing and then tried to hold the other parties entirely
responsible. It's a shame that some people can't accept the fact that
they behaved badly.
Eric©
2017-08-15 02:57:54 UTC
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Now the usual suspects can begin attacking the judge & calling for her head...
The so-called victim lost her credibility when she started changing her
story. Then there was the security camera footage from the hotel showed
a woman who was definitely not as intoxicated as the claimed to have
been. This turns out to have been a case of a woman who did things that
were embarrassing and then tried to hold the other parties entirely
responsible. It's a shame that some people can't accept the fact that
they behaved badly.
I've been wondering what percentage of all sexual assault cases is made up of these type
where the suspect and the alleged victim knew each other and had been partying before the
alleged attack. I suspect that it must be quite a bit higher than 50%.
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