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EVIDENCE - Admissibility - Burden of proof - Hearsay rule - Statements by incompetent persons - Children - Witnesses - Credibility - Children - Prior consistent statements

Thursday, June 01, 2017 @ 8:46 AM  

Appeal by H from his convictions on seven counts of sex-related offences and two counts of assault involving his three step-daughters. The three children provided statements to police, in March 2013, prior to H being charged. With respect to the oldest child, the Crown sought to admit her statement when she testified via video link. The child gave evidence about her age and where and when she lived with H when the offences took place, and agreed under cross-examination that she gave her statement a year...