R. v. KAR, [Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Red Deer – October 2020]

KAR, a young man with no prior criminal convictions, was involved in  a long term “friends with benefits” relationship with a young adult  woman. They maintained independent residences and would visit each  other at all hours of the day and night for mutual sexual gratification as  their moods dictated. At the conclusion of the last sexual interlude (at  her place) she accused KAR of raping her and promptly called the  police. The police attended, took her statement and charged KAR …

R. v. MOT, [Provincial Court of Alberta, St. Albert – October 2020]

MOT was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow wedding party  attendant during the course of a dance which followed the ceremony.  According to the adult female Complainant, MOT forced himself upon  her at the entranceway to the dance hall. Specifically, she alleged that  he kissed her and groped her beneath her dress. After several months  delay, she called the police and accused MOT of sexual assault.   MOT steadfastly denied forcing himself upon the Complainant or  otherwise sexually assaulting her. He …

R. v. ASA, [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – September 2020]

ASA was a young male professional with no prior adverse contact with  the police. He was invited to the home of a colleague as she had become  startled by random damage occasioned to her property. Well… ASA did  attend as requested where further conversation and a few beers led to  intimacy and sex.   They remained friends and colleagues for close to a year thereafter when, out of nowhere, the Complainant called the police and accused  ASA of sexual assault.   ASA …

R. v. FJR, [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – August 2020]

After a night of drinking, FJR was alleged to have grabbed the breasts  of a female cab driver while being driven home. While there was a  somewhat curious extended delay in the reporting of the incident, the  taxi driver was crystal clear in her account of what transpired and the  identity of her assailant. As a consequence of the foregoing, FJR found  himself charged with sexual assault.   While the allegations giving rise to the prosecution were by no means  on …

R. v. GWA, [Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Lethbridge – July 2020]

GWA was charged with sexually assaulting 4 separate young males over  the course of an 18-month period while acting in a position of trust.  GWA was a middle-aged married man with a child of his own and no  prior adverse contact with the police whatsoever.   All 4 Complainants were wards of the State who knew each other and had deep-seated “issues”. The allegations primarily involved touching for a sexual purpose. GWA denied touching any of the boys for a sexual …

R. v. BAK, [Provincial Court of Alberta, Grande Prairie – January 2020]

BAK was a middle-aged grandparent accused of sexually assaulting his/her grandchild. Needless to say, the allegations underlying the  charges were ugly and the Crown gave the prosecution the attention  they deserved. As BAK, a person with absolutely no prior adverse history with the police was looking at a lengthy period of imprisonment if convicted, she/he retained Patrick Fagan to defend the matter.   Patrick Fagan entered an election of trial by Provincial Court Judge,  entered pleas of not guilty to all …