Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ex-judge forced to apologize for not being tough enough on alleged sexual assault

Read the entire article, but this is the part that really should be focused on -- this is the example the man used that got him in so much trouble:

A 20-year-old man is "at a party, there's a lot of sexual innuendo, one of these women is being very aggressive with her boyfriend and they're drinking a lot, the boyfriend passes out, she goes, gets into bed naked, he goes up, he's thinking he's going to be able to, that she'll probably agree to have sex with him, he fondles her privates, and she wakes up and tells him to go away, and he goes away.

"They report it, he's charged with sexual offence, he has digitally penetrated her, the Crown prosecutor says this is a digital penetration of a woman's vagina, he should go to jail for three years, that's the starting point for this sexual offence.

"And I'm looking at this 20-year-old, socially inept young man, and his offence is a sexual assault and it's one that they consider a major sexual assault because it involves digital penetration. I don't think in those circumstances that what happened there should put that young man in a penitentiary for three years."

Link: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Alberta+Liberal+candidate+apologizes+remarks+sexual+assault/4575657/story.html