Barbara Kay: Canada’s New Sexual Assault Law Is A ‘Catastrophic Attack’ On The Rights Of The Accused


 

Barbara Kay: Canada’s New Sexual Assault Law Is A ‘Catastrophic Attack’ On The Rights Of The Accused.

 

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An accused will be prohibited from introducing sexually explicit texts or emails in court unless a judge rules them to be admissible.

C-51 expands the “rape shield” protections for sexual assault complainants, by restricting the ability of the accused to use communications by a complainant or witness that are “of a sexual nature” or “for a sexual purpose” as part of his defence, particularly to establish the defence of “mistaken belief in consent” (remember Lucy DeCoutere’s email to Ghomeishi following an allegedly harrowing assault, “I love your hands!”?). An accused will be prohibited from introducing these kinds of sexually explicit texts or emails as evidence in court unless a judge first rules them to be admissible, after conducting a closed hearing with the Crown prosecutor, which the complainant may attend, accompanied by her own lawyer if she chooses (giving the phrase “lawyered up” new depth of meaning).  Continue reading →

Don’t Just Get Kids Off the Sex Offender Registry. Abolish It

The story, by staff writer Sarah Stillman, is far ranging, moving and important. Stillman writes about many young people who were caught doing anything from playing doctor to sexually coercing another person (usually another child). Convicted for sex crimes, some of these youth are incarcerated and subject to lifelong sex offender registration—

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