Sexual assault trials can be complex and challenging to navigate. The evidentiary issues are complicated and difficult to understand. The lawyers at Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh are experienced Toronto sexual assault lawyers. We regularly represent people charged in Toronto and elsewhere with sexual assault offences.
Sexual exploitation is a criminal offence pursuant to the Criminal Code. Section 153 of the Criminal Code makes it an offence to have sex with someone if they are between the ages of 16 to 17, if you are in a position of trust or authority to the complainant.
The laws of evidence in sexual assault cases are very strict, and great protections are given to complainants in sexual assault cases. If accused of a sexual assault, the law prohibits you from introducing the complainant’s previous sexual history.