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Updated: SCC tosses sex charges against woman who had sex with 14-year-old

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 04:48 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Last updated Tuesday, May 02, 2017 @ 01:36 PM 

The Supreme Court has unanimously thrown out sex charges against a 35-year-old woman who had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old she reasonably believed was over the age of consent.

Justice Rosalie AbellaRuling from the bench on the as-of-right appeal April 28, Justice Rosalie Abella restored Barbara George’s 2015 acquittals at trial on charges of sexual assault and sexual interference.

Reasons for judgment will follow later, the court’s senior puisne justice said on behalf of Justices Michael Moldaver,...