The client was charged with sexual assault with a weapon. He had been involved in a romantic relationship with a person. One morning he went over to her apartment to ask that they no longer see each other. He was accused of performing sexual acts against the complainant’s will while holding a knife against her throat.
He entered a not-guilty plea and Ms. Verdurmen represented him at trial. Both the complainant and the client gave evidence. Following Ms. Verdurmen’s rigorous cross-examination of the complainant, the Judge found that the evidence was not reliable or credible because of inconsistencies found in her story.
the client was acquitted of the charge.
R v. M.G. 2020