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SCC Decision: May 9, 2008

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R. v. Dinardo, 2008 SCC 24
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(Criminal law / Evidence / Reasons)
D was convicted of sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a person with a disability.  At trial, the complainant's testimony contained some inconsistencies.  In succinct reasons, the trial judge preferred the complainant's evidence over D's, and convicted D.  The Court ordered a new trial, finding that the trial judge's reasons were insufficient for not addressing the live issues in the case.  The Court also found that the trial judge was wrong to use the complainant's prior consistent statements to bolster her testimony.
Majority/Dissent: 7/0