Regina v. H.M.C. [Provincial Court – June 2014]

HMC, an executive with a multinational corporation, was charged with sexual assault for allegedly groping a waitress during the course of local festivities. HMC, a middle aged married professional with no prior adverse history with the police, denied being anywhere near the waitress or tent in question. None of that seemed to matter to the police. HMC was arrested and charged accordingly. Bottom Line: Prior to trial Patrick Fagan discovered that the police had engaged in a highly problematic investigative …

Regina v. H.C.C. [Provincial Court – April 2014]

HCC was accused of having oral sex with a young women without her consent shortly after the two of them attended a church service in their community. HCC, an aspiring university student with no prior adverse history with the police, denied the allegations of the complainant and instructed Patrick Fagan to enter pleas of not guilty and to schedule the matter for trial. Bottom Line: During the course of trial proceedings the complainant revealed certain information concerning her relationship with …

Regina v. A.A.K. [Provincial Court – March 2014]

AAK was alleged to have propositioned a prostitute for oral sex. The agreed upon price for the service was $10.00 (yes . . . $10.00). Well, according to the prostitute, AAK wanted more than they’d bargained for and she wasn’t about to give it all up for $10.00. The police were called to the scene where the complainant refused to cooperate with the police. The police charged him with sexual assault regardless. Bottom Line: To the surprise of no-one, the …

Regina v. D.S.N. [Provincial Court – January 2014]

DSN was a professional musician with business interests north and south of the border. At the end of a “gig” one night he accepted an invitation to be photographed along with the alcohol fueled party attendants. DSN posed for a group photograph, gathered up his musical equipments and called it a night. Three days later a woman standing behind DSN in the group photograph accused him of reaching back and stroking her vagina. When approached by the police DSN (who …