Client charged with sexual assault involving allegation of sexual touching of 12 year old complainant. Client 14. 3 year delay in reporting. Crown called complainant, and two other witnesses, including a witness to whom client allegedly made an admission. Client did not testify.
Held: Acquitted Given the 4 year delay since the alleged event and inconsistencies between the Crown’s witnesses on a number of points, the Court held that Crown had not met the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.