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Important questions raised by sexual assault charges against high school volunteer

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Tuesday May 05, 2015.

In 2008, the Tackling Violent Crime Act raised the age of consent for sexual activity in Canada from 14 years to 16 years. As we discussed in a previous post, however, there are exceptions. For example, if the older person is no more than five years older than a 14- or 15-year-old, then the minor may consent to sexual activity, as long as the parties' relationship is not one of authority,...
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Understanding specific kinds of sex crime charges involving minors

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday January 14, 2015.

Because allegations of sexual offences involving minors evoke such strong public reaction, and because the penalties for such crimes are extremely serious, anyone accused of a child sex offence should have legal representation the moment it becomes apparent that an investigation could happen. Not everyone accused of a child sex offence is guilty, and in any case, the prosecution will tell its side of the story. Every defendant has a...
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