Saturday 16 December 2017

Irishman allegedly linked to unsolved missing person case here found not guilty of sexually assaulting wife in Canada

The verdict was handed down in Canada this morning.
The verdict was handed down in Canada this morning. Newsdesk Newsdesk

An Irishman has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting his wife in a Canadian court.

The man had been charged with two counts of sexual assault, one count of assault with a weapon, and two counts of uttering death threats, the Star Phoenix has reported.

The woman had alleged that he is involved in an unsolved missing person case in Ireland, dating back to the mid 90s.

The verdict was handed down in a court in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada this morning.

In his written decision, the judge said the woman concocted the story in order to take their children back to Ireland, and he believed her story was not credible.

The couple, who moved to Canada from Ireland in 2012, are now separated. Both the man and the woman testified during the four-day trial.

It was alleged that the woman carried out a catalogue of videotaped sexual assaults on his wife.

The woman claimed that the videos were recorded while she was unconscious, and she alleged her husband had placed a blonde wig over her hair, applied dark make-up to her face and stuck long pink false nails over hers.

The man claimed that the encounters were consensual, while his wife claimed she might have been drugged or extremely intoxicated during the incidents.

Read more here: Sexual assault trial in Canada is linked to 1996 Irish missing person case, court hears  

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