A high-ranking British army officer has been acquitted of sexual assault that was said to have occurred following a formal military dinner in April With the complainant, who was a Canadian Forces captain visiting Kingston for work from another base at the Christopher davis teacher sexual harassment of the incident, and her daughter in the back of the courtroom gallery, Davies sat at the front of the courtroom with his defence attorney, Matt Hodgson.
Wearing a blue pinstripe suit Christopher davis teacher sexual harassment a white shirt and bright blue tie, Davies faced forward, not looking back at the gallery, and occasionally took notes. Tranmer read the testimonies of Davies, the complainant and four independent witnesses as well as the DNA findings. said much of the testimonies contradicted each The only consistent aspects of the case were Christopher davis teacher sexual harassment of the settings and that alcohol was involved.
The evening started at Fort Frontenac with a formal mess dinner commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
There were drinks available before the dinner, red and white wine available during the meal, and port wine for final toast. After last call at the mess dinner, a group — including Davies and the complainant — decided to go to the Pilot House for another round of drinks.
Despite the timeline, the complainant, Davies and the witnesses all had their own version of these events, Tranmer said. Davies testified that the complainant was with him all evening; the complainant testified tht Davies had actually insulted her and she wanted nothing to do with him.
At first, she had taken him to the wrong hotel, where she first propositioned him, he turned her down. They then found the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, where the woman was actually staying, and she propositioned him again. Afterwards, and well into Sunday morning, Davies testified, the complainant fell asleep and he left to go home to his family.
Tranmer then read that the complainant testified that upon leaving the Pilot House, she slipped and bashed her knee into the ground. Christopher davis teacher sexual harassment woman took off her heels and limped directly to the Sheraton Hotel, still holding onto the red arm for support. She testified she struggled not to vomit while riding the elevator and Christopher davis teacher sexual harassment ran into the bathroom when they got to her room.
Christopher davis teacher sexual harassment the bathroom, her nausea passed and she took off her skirt, not knowing the man was still in her room. Exiting the bathroom, she stumbled but was caught by the man in the army uniform, who spoke to her with his British accent. At first, she was surprised the man was in her room, but seeing that he, too, was military, she Christopher davis teacher sexual harassment safe.
She fell onto her bed and passed out.
Tranmer read that she testified
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She remembered it hurt but could not recall what happened next. She woke the next Christopher davis teacher sexual harassment to her daughter in her room. She had to go Ottawa for a meeting that Sunday, but she reported the incident to Kingston Police on the next Monday after considering what it would mean to her family and career.
Tranmer then read that the DNA evidence contradicted both testimonies. Taking into account inconsistent and contradictory testimonies, police and discovery interviews and DNA evidence, Tranmer concluded that the Crown had not proven
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