R v. D, 2017 Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench – Accused Acquitted, Complainant Unreliable Witness


Accused charged with sexual assault, assault, and uttering threats. Allegation that accused forced sexual intercourse on  spouse, and then assaulted and threatened the spouse the following morning.

Held: Acquitted. Accused found to be a credible witness while complainant was found to be unreliable, admittedly dishonest, and had a motive to fabricate the allegations. Court left with reasonable doubt in relation to all allegations