Child Pornography Investigations, Prosecutions and Defences in Canada

By: David G. Bayliss - August 17, 2019. INVESTIGATIONS, PROSECUTIONS AND DEFENCES[1] Introduction The incidence of child pornography (CP) has escalated dramatically with the advent of the internet. As one Ontario Superior Court Judge recently observed: 26  In a pre-internet world, the ability of people inclined towards pedophilia to find like-minded individuals, share experiences, cultivate their fantasies and seek access to victims was naturally constrained by the isolation imposed by their relatively small numbers and by [...]

2019-09-05T18:37:58+00:00August 27th, 2019|Canadian Law, Child Pornography, Crime, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Child Pornography Investigations, Prosecutions and Defences in Canada

Convicting Jian Ghomeshi will be hard — for good reason

By: Breese Davies Published on Tue Feb 02 2016 | © Toronto Star. Calls to make it 'easier' to secure convictions in cases of sexual assault are dangerously antithetical to basic tenets of our justice system With Jian Ghomeshi about to face a packed courtroom and a daily gauntlet of jostling reporters, the stage is set for a media spectacle. Columnists will take sides. Legal pundits will pontificate. Many will be caught up in [...]

2019-09-05T18:37:20+00:00February 9th, 2016|Canadian Law, Crime, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Convicting Jian Ghomeshi will be hard — for good reason

The Consequences of An Allegation of Sexual Assault

By: David G. Bayliss , December 17, 2010. This article is written as a basic informational tool for the layperson with limited or no legal training. It deals with the consequences and potential consequences for persons eighteen years or older against whom a crime of sexual assault is alleged. Different rules apply for defendants under the age of eighteen. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author, a lawyer called to the bar of [...]

2019-09-05T18:31:01+00:00November 8th, 2013|Canadian Law, Criminal Code Canada, Criminal Law, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on The Consequences of An Allegation of Sexual Assault