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CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Sexual offences - Invitation to sexual touching - Sexual exploitation - Sexual assault

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 8:34 AM  

Trial of the accused on charges of sexual touching, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault. At the time of the alleged offences, the accused was 22 years old and the complainant was 14 years old. Section 150.1 of the Criminal Code provided that if the complainant was over the age of 14 but under the age of 16, consent was not a defence to the charges if the accused was more than five years older than the complainant. The accused challenged the constitutionality of s....