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Vancouver Criminal Lawyer: Meghan Forhan

Client Charged with Sexual Assault During a “Tinder Date”

The Facts:

Client met complainant on the dating app “Tinder”. Client charged with sexually assaulting the complainant during one of their dates. Client had sent damaging apologetic text messages to the complainant the evening and morning after the alleged assault; those text messages were admitted at trial. There was also a documented injury and blood evidence tendered by the prosecution. At trial, Ms. Forhan cross examined the complainant extensively and successfully revealed to the Court that she was not a credible witness. During cross examination the complainant’s version of events was challenged and her evidence changed on material points.

The Result:

Client found Not Guilty of sexual assault. Despite damaging text messages and medical evidence, the judge acquitted our as a result of the change in complainant’s evidence during cross examination.