SELECTED CASE LAW
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR:
In 2012 NLCA 10, Mr. F was convicted of sexual assault, uttering threats, and breach of probation.
After a 4-month relationship, Mr. F’s girlfriend ended their relationship, but they continued to live together until he found a new place to live. He sexually assaulted his former girlfriend, and when he was charged, he told a social worker over the phone he would hang himself and chop up his former girlfriend and her baby. He admitted to assaulting her, but said that the sexual intercourse was consensual.
He appealed his sentence and conviction. The appeal from conviction was dismissed and the appeal of his sentence was allowed in part, reduced from 5 years to 4 years.
Also see: 2011 NLCA 30 (legal aid application).
Criminal Offence(s): Sexual Assault