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Sexual Assault — Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Client:  B.C., Accused
Complainant:  adult female
Charge:  sexual assault

The Queen v. B.C.
Ontario Court of Justice, Oshawa
Judge Moore
(withdrawn: 23 February 2006)

Crown:  L. Crawford, Assistant Crown Attorney, Oshawa
Defence:  Craig Penney, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Toronto

¶ 1  CROWN:  Your Honour, with respect to this matter, the Crown received materials from the defence last week; I believe they were served on the 16th of February, 2006, and, as a result of reviewing those materials, I also had a conversation with the complainant in this matter. After that conversation, it was determined that the Crown wouldn't have a reasonable prospect of conviction with respect to this charge given the additional information that was received and the defence materials as well as my conversation with the complainant. And, as a result of that, I'd be requesting that the charge against Mr. C. be withdrawn please.

¶ 2  THE COURT:  All right, the charge is withdrawn at the request of the Crown.

¶ 3   MR PENNEY:  Thank you, Your Honour.