Client acquitted of sexual touching of a teenage girl that had been living with his family for a few months. Complainant testified that client had touched her in a sexual manner while client’s wife was in the hospital. In cross examination issues arose as to the alleged timing of the incident and the complainant not following house rules. Client and wife both testified for defence. Client denied allegation. Trial judge not only found that the Crown had not proven the allegation beyond a reasonable doubt but believed the testimony of the client.
July 2, 2010