Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Her Majesty the Queen
[REDACTED], for Accused
The accused was charged with sexual assault and several other sexual offences against his daughter, who alleged the offences occurred over the course of six years, when she was between 10 and 15 years of age. The complainant made a videotaped statement to police in 2003, at the age of 17. The accused applied to have the videotaped evidence deemed inadmissible. The Court ruled the evidence was admissible as the introduction of the statement would not have a prejudicial effect greater than its probative value, nor would the admission of the video recording at trial interfere with the proper administration of justice.