: Sexual Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Gang Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, Forcible Confinement, Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault with a Weapon, etc.
Allegations: Woman is assaulted, intimidated, and kidnapped in lieu of a debt owed by her boyfriend. When she is taken back to to a residence is Mississauga, she is sexually assaulted, tortured, confined in a closet overnight, and sexually assaulted the following day with forced fellatio and intercourse. During the course of the sexual assault, she is threatened to be forced into prostitution. Woman is released from the premises and attends hospital with injuries. Hospital then reports the incident to police who then obtain evidence that included, but not limited to: DNA, photographs, corroborating physical evidence (shoelaces, descriptions of residence, etc.). Canada wide warrants are executed and four individuals arrested including “A.R.” During the course of the proceedings, it was alleged that Mr. A.R. (represented by Sean Robichaud) is alleged to have been present during the entire first day/night but not to have engaged in any of the threats, sexual assaults, or kidnapping but charged and ordered to stand trial regardless. Complainant agrees with his passive role in cross-examination.
Result: A.R. is found NOT GUILTY on all counts and dismissed unconditionally at trial. The remaining accused parties are found guilty on all counts with the exception of two.