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What are the sex offender registration requirements in Ontario?

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Thursday February 12, 2015.

The law in Ontario requires any resident who has been convicted of a designated sex offence to register with the province's sex offender registry. Individuals who have been convicted of sex crimes in other provinces or outside of Canada must also register. An individual listed on the registry must periodically report to police. The duration of the reporting requirement depends on the number of offences and the maximum sentence after...
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Mandatory minimum sentence avoided after police violate Charter rights

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Monday January 12, 2015.

Some criminal charges result in mandatory minimum sentences upon conviction. For example, a person accused of Internet luring, which usually involves use of the Internet to solicit sexual acts or favors from a minor, can face a mandatory minimum jail sentence of one year. However, every case is different and must be scrutinized for mistakes on the part of police and prosecutors. Sometimes police violate the Charter rights of the...
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Man who kissed neighbour convicted of sexual assault in Sarnia

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Sunday November 02, 2014.

We've discussed before the fact that a person doesn't have to commit an extremely violent act to be charged with sexual assault. Inappropriate or unwelcome sexual touching of any kind can lead to a sexual assault charge. A 35-year-old man in Sarnia was recently convicted of sexual assault after kissing his neighbour in 2011. The case went to trial in Superior Court, and the justice hearing the case said he believed that...
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