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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Gordon Folland

  Gordon Folland was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault. Hamilton man, Gordon Folland was charged with sexual assault after it was alleged that on November 23, 1993 he raped a 26-year-old acquaintance, who had been sleeping in her home at the time of the assault. The alleged incident was said to have occurred following a late night drinking party where both the complainant and Gordon Folland had been in attendance. Testimony from the complainant, who believed that the assailant had been balding pointed to Gordon Folland, and was the bulk of the evidence the Crown presented against the accused. Despite there being little evidence against him, at his first trial in March, 1995, Gordon Folland was found guilty by the jury after only 90-minutes of deliberation. He was sentenced to five years incarceration for his conviction. He maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal. While in custody…

26 Oct 2016

Is it a Crime to Videotape Your Sexual...

25 Oct 2016

it is a criminal offence to videotape someone without their consent.   It is illegal to videotape your sexual encounter with someone without his or her…

Will I have a Criminal Record if I am...

20 Oct 2016

It may be possible to avoid a criminal record even if there is a finding of guilt for a domestic assault charge. Determining whether or not…

#wrognfullyconvictedwednesday Maria Sheppard

19 Oct 2016

Maria Sheppard was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter for killing her own step-daughter.   In 1991 Maria Shepard was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter for killing her three-year-old…

Is it a Crime to Leave Your Child Alone in a...

18 Oct 2016

It is a crime to leave your child alone in your car.   It is a criminal offence to leave a child alone in a parked…

What happens when the police attend the...

13 Oct 2016

While police can exercise their discretion, most often criminal charges will be laid in alleged domestic assault incidents. Domestic violence is a serious crime that has…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday John Salmon

12 Oct 2016

John Salmon was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter for a crime that never occurred.   Couple 28-year-old Maxine Ditchfeild and her common-law husband, John Salmon, had been…