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Procedure - Trial judge’s duties - Assessing credibility of witnesses

Thursday, September 08, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused, MK, from a conviction and sentence for multiple sexual offences. The accused, age 54, was in a position of trust in relation to the complainant. The accused engaged in kissing, fondling and partial intercourse with the complainant. The complainant was between 13 and 19 years of age at the time of the accused’s conduct. She testified on behalf of the Crown. The accused testified and denied the allegations. He also adduced evidence from the complainant’s mother and her brother that supported his...