sexual assault

Yukon government launches free legal advice program for victims of sexual violence

The independent legal advice program can be accessed through victim services

 

Yukon government launches sexualized assault response team program

The program aims to provide “wrap-around” support for victims of sexual violence in the territory

 

Support coordinator filling in ‘gaps’ in services for Yukon sexual assault victims

Reem Girgrah was hired as victim support coordinator for the Yukon’s SART in April

 

Former Whitehorse teacher charged with sexual and indecent assault of former student

Paul Deuling made his first appearance in court via a lawyer on June 5.

Truth is the defence to defamation, says lawyer

“It’s a matter of speaking the truth … Speaking the truth is an absolute defence to defamation”

Fired Yukon College instructor sues student over sex assault allegations

Charles Stuart is suing a former student over a Facebook post alleging he sexually assaulted her

Teen boys charged after alleged sexual assault, robbery in downtown Whitehorse

The alleged incident occurred in downtown Whitehorse just after midnight on July 20

Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre launches Sexualized Assault Prevention Month

Program coordinator Jess Stone said she hopes the month encourages dialogue about the topic

Accused, complainant tell different stories during testimony at Whitehorse sexual assault trial

Dion Roberts, charged with sexual assault, testified that the sex he had was consensual.

Trial begins for man accused in 2016 Whitehorse sexual assault

Dion Roberts, 30, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a night out

Former Whitehorse RCMP officer gets conditional discharge for sexual assault

Judge Richard Scheider sided with the defence’s argument that conditional discharge was appropriate

Whitehorse RCMP officer who sexually assaulted colleague to be sentenced in February

Const. Stephen Knaack was in court Jan. 30 as the Crown and defence presented sentencing submissions

Take action on taxi assaults, women’s groups tell City of Whitehorse

‘Taxi cab drivers sexually assaulting women in taxis is not a new issue’

Former Yukon Speaker David Laxton found not guilty of sexual assault

Case hinged on whether kisses constitute sexual assault

Waiving publication bans in sexual assault trials rare but not unheard of

Michelle Stimson chose not to keep her identity secret

David Laxton, former Yukon Speaker, stands trial for sexual assault

Two-day trial wraps up Aug. 8, verdict expected in October

Judge’s comments make it harder for victims to trust legal system: advocate

‘The Supreme Court of Canada made it quite clear that you have to stop using stereotypes’

Judge’s ‘stereotypical assumption’ means new sexual assault trial for Whitehorse man

Conviction ‘not founded upon the evidence,’ appeals court rules