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.