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Evidence - Witnesses - Credibility - Examination - Cross-examination - Range of examination

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused from conviction for sexual interference against his stepdaughter. The parties had agreed that unless the appellant raised the issues himself, Crown counsel would not cross-examine the appellant about his departure and six-month absence from the jurisdiction after he was arrested and charged, his failure to attend his first preliminary inquiry, and his subsequent guilty plea, conviction and sentence for failing to attend. In response to Crown counsel’s question during the appellant’s cross-examination as to whether the appellant wanted to clear these charges...