Stephanie had accused Suleman of using and dumping her and breaching his promise to marry her.
She also alleged that Suleman gave her something to drink after she told him that she was pregnant for him.
He has not been charged with actually carrying out a sexual assault on a child.
But the Crown worked hard to convince Justice Heather Mc Arthur that through his persona as a “master, or even a mentor” on adult “alternative sexual lifestyle” incest chat rooms, he had significant influence in counseling to commit.
This includes not requiring that the accused actually go to meet the victim in person.
It does not require the sexual offence to have happened.
It has helpful fact sheets written in plain language and provides reliable information as a first step when dealing with legal matters in BC.
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(a) a person who is, or who the accused believes is, under the age of eighteen years, for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence under subsection 153(1), section 155 or 163.1, subsection 212(1) or (4) or section 271, 272 or 273 with respect to that person;(b) a person who is, or who the accused believes is, under the age of 16 years, for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence under section 151 or 152, subsection 160(3) or 173(2) or section 280 with respect to that person; or Presumption re age (3) Evidence that the person referred to in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) was represented to the accused as being under the age of eighteen years, sixteen years or fourteen years, as the case may be, is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof that the accused believed that the person was under that age.
No defence (4) It is not a defence to a charge under paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) that the accused believed that the person referred to in that paragraph was at least eighteen years of age, sixteen years or fourteen years of age, as the case may be, unless the accused took reasonable steps to ascertain the age of the person.
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