2018 ABCA 322

In 2018 ABCA 322, Mr. J appealed his conviction of sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching. A charge of sexual assault was stayed.

Mr. J acted as a grandparent towards the grandchildren of his partner. He sexually abused the seven-year-old granddaughter over 3 years while he was caring for her. Mr. J would grope her, make her watch pornography, have her touch his penis, and he performed oral sex on her. Sometimes he would exchange gifts and money for sexual touching.

On appeal, he argued the trial judged make a mistake when assessing the girl’s credibility. The appeal was dismissed.

Criminal Offence(s): Sexual Assault