R. v. L.B., (1998) 106 B.C.A.C. 154 (YukCA)

JudgeMcEachern, C.J.B.C., Esson and Ryan, JJ.A.
CourtCourt of Appeal (Yukon Territory)
Case DateOctober 03, 1997
JurisdictionYukon
Citations(1998), 106 B.C.A.C. 154 (YukCA)

R. v. L.B. (1998), 106 B.C.A.C. 154 (YukCA);

   172 W.A.C. 154

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Temp. Cite: [1998] B.C.A.C. TBEd. MY.056

Regina (respondent) v. L.B. (appellant)

(96-YU351)

Indexed As: R. v. L.B.

Yukon Court of Appeal

McEachern, C.J.B.C., Esson and Ryan, JJ.A.

April 8, 1998.

Summary:

The accused was convicted of indecent assault and sexual assault respecting the same com­plainant. The accused appealed his convictions.

The Yukon Court of Appeal allowed the appeal, set aside the convictions on both counts and ordered a new trial.

Criminal Law - Topic 666

Sexual offences - Sex­ual assault - Con­sent and extorted consent - The Yukon Court of Appeal stated that the lack of resistance did not necessarily constitute consent - See paragraph 30.

Criminal Law - Topic 666

Sexual offences - Sex­ual assault - Con­sent and extorted consent - The accused was charged with indecent assault between January 1/80 and January 3/83 and with sexual assault between January 4/83 and April 1/93 - The com­plainant was the then 17 year old male friend of the accused's son - The issue was consent - The Yukon Court of Appeal held that the trial judge erred in failing to ana­lyze the two counts separately to deter­mine the questions of consent based on the different Criminal Code provisions before and after January 4/83 - See paragraphs 31 to 34 - The court held that the judge also failed to consider all the circum­stances surrounding the question of con­sent in dealing with the count of sexual assault - See paragraphs 40 to 42.

Criminal Law - Topic 674

Sexual offences - Sex­ual assault - De­fences - Mistake of fact - Mistaken but honest belief - The accused was charged with indecent assault between January 1/80 and January 3/83 and with sexual assault between January 4/83 and April 1/93 - The complainant was the then 17 year old male friend of the accused's son - The issue was consent - The Yukon Court of Appeal held that the trial judge applied an objective rather than a subjec­tive test in determining the issue of honest but mis­taken belief as it related to both counts in the indictment - See paragraphs 36 to 39.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. M.L.M., [1994] 2 S.C.R. 3; 166 N.R. 241; 89 C.C.C.(3d) 96, refd to. [para. 30].

R. v. O'Connor (H.P.) (1998), 105 B.C.A.C. 56; 171 W.A.C. 56, refd to. [para. 31].

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, sect. 156 [para. 21]; sect. 244 [para. 24]; sect. 244(a) [para. 22]; sect. 246.1(1) [para. 23].

Counsel:

Paul S. O'Brien, for the appellant;

Peter La Prairie, for the respondent.

This appeal was heard before McEachern, C.J.B.C., Esson and Ryan, JJ.A., of the Yukon Court of Appeal at Vancouver, Brit­ish Columbia on October 3, 1997. The decision of the Court of Appeal was delivered by Ryan, J.A., on April 8, 1998.

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    • Canada
    • British Columbia Court of Appeal (British Columbia)
    • February 4, 2000
    ...55 W.A.C. 104, refd to. [para. 91]. R. v. Jobidon, [1991] 2 S.C.R. 714; 128 N.R. 321; 49 O.A.C. 83, refd to. [para. 103]. R. v. L.B. (1998), 106 B.C.A.C. 154; 172 W.A.C. 154 (C.A.), refd to. [para. Statutes Noticed: Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, sect. 265(3) [para. 98]. Authors and W......
  • R. v. Ramsay (F.J.), (2001) 203 Sask.R. 53 (CA)
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Appeal (Saskatchewan)
    • November 13, 2000
    ...[para. 13]. R. v. Shearing (L.) (2000), 133 B.C.A.C. 121; 217 W.A.C. 121; 31 C.R.(5th) 177 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 13]. R. v. L.B. (1998), 106 B.C.A.C. 154; 172 W.A.C. 154 (Yuk. C.A.), refd to. [para. R. v. Landry (1935), 64 C.C.C. 104 (N.B.C.A.), refd to. [para. 13]. R. v. Kyselka (1962), ......
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