Recent Sexual Assault Offence Cases

Sexual Assault Offence Lawyers - Success Stories

Below are some recent sexual assault offence cases that have been handled by our office

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P.B.

Our client and his brother were charged with several sexual offences resulting from allegations made by his sister to the authorities. The charges were the most serious imaginable and included counts of incest. The purported incidents were historical in nature as they were said to have occurred more than 20 years ago. The matter was set down for a weeklong trial in the Court of Queen’s Bench. During this heated affair, Mr. Wyman caught the complainant in numerous inconsistencies and ultimately erased any form of credibility that she had before the Court. Furthermore, after being meticulously prepped, Mr. B.’s testimony was flawless and unshaken in cross-examination. When it came time for oral argument, Crown Counsel invited an acquittal of both brothers.

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G.W.

Our client was charged with sexual assault with a weapon following an incident at a Calgary park. It was alleged that our client threatened a woman with a knife and forced her to the ground while touching her in a sexual fashion. The client had no criminal record and was facing 4 years in Jail if convicted. Appreciating the jeopardy involved, a Preliminary Inquiry was scheduled where Mr. Wyman was able to reveal many holes in the crown’s case in his cross-examination of the witnesses. Ultimately, the Crown made numerous concessions and the client pled guilty to an amended offence which did not involve jail time.

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T.C.

Mr. C was charged with sexual assault following a night of drinking at a female friend’s house. Both consumed a great deal of alcohol and it was alleged that T kissed and groped the complainant without her consent. T had a supportive family and no prior criminal record. The collateral fall out from a sexual assault conviction would be devastating for this young man. After plea negotiations with the assigned Crown Prosecutor, the sexual assault charges were dropped and Mr. C plead guilty to the offence of common assault. After doing so, despite the Crown asking that a conviction being entered on his record, Mr. Wyman was able to persuade the presiding Judge to impose a conditional discharge. This was a fantastic result for the client and ensured that he would not have a criminal record for this unfortunate incident.

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C.L.

Our client, a permanent resident, was charged with sexual assault/sexual interference. It was alleged that C.L. routinely touched his 13-year old niece in a sexual fashion many years ago while they stayed in his home. Should the client be convicted of this offence, a jail sentence was certain, and he’d likely be deported from the country. While the file was initially set for trial, Mr. Wyman was able to negotiate a section 810 peace bond on the client’s behalf. This resolution resulted in the client completing counselling courses in exchange for the criminal charges being withdrawn. As a result of this disposition, the client was able to remain in the country with his family and avoid a criminal record.

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I.S

Our client was a middle aged business professional who had been charged with historical sexual assault allegations against his wife. The couple had engaged in a Bondage, Dominance, submission, sadomasochism (BDSM) relationship. Following the couple’s separation, the complainant asserted that she was forced into this relationship against her will by our client. The allegations were extremely serious as the complainant alleged that the client had burned her with cigars, cut and confined her. The matter was set down for a 2-week trial in which Mr. Wyman cross-examined the complainant for 2.5 days. Defence was able to obtain evidence that the complainant was actively seeking to engage in a new BDSM relationship following her separation from our client. While such evidence is presumptively inadmissible, Mr. Wyman convinced the presiding Justice that material constituted a prior inconsistent statement and was thus admissible. This evidence was key in discrediting the witness. The client was acquitted of all charges. An appeal to the Alberta Court of Appeal followed. This appeal was ultimately abandoned.

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E.C.

Our client was a 72-year-old grandfather with no criminal record. His world was turned upside down when one of his granddaughters alleged to police that he had touched her in a sexual manner a number of years earlier in a Calgary hotel room. The trial lasted 3 days and required the testimony of multiple child witnesses. Cross-examination of a complainant in a sexual assault case is an exceedingly delicate and difficult task in the most favorable of circumstances. This is especially so in a case involving minors recounting difficult subject matter. Following a considerate yet firm cross-examination of the complainant, the presiding Queen’s Bench Justice acquitted E.C. of sexual assault and sexual interference.