Supreme Court reinstates conviction for man who argued against Rape Shield law
An Ontario man whose rape case was considered by the Supreme Court of Canada has had his conviction reinstated.
The man known as RV argued the rape shield law had prevented him from defending himself properly.
He was convicted of sexually interfering with a 15 year old girl, and to bolster its case, the Crown introduced evidence she became pregnant at the time of the alleged assault.
Ontario's Appeal Court ordered a new trial after lower courts refused for the girl to be cross-examined on other sexual activity that might have accounted for her pregnancy.
The Supreme Court said that was a mistake and convicted RV.