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Appeals - Grounds - Miscarriage of justice

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused from convictions for sexual interference, invitation to touch for a sexual purpose, and sexual assault of MS, his daughter, and assault of his stepson, ML. The appellant argued counsel’s conduct of his defence was so deficient as to render the verdicts a miscarriage of justice. The Crown conceded that the convictions regarding MS should be set aside due to ineffective assistance by counsel, but argued that the conviction regarding ML should be upheld. MS had initially told social workers that ML had...