sexual assault

The Victoria Police Department arrested a man June 25 after it says officers witnessed him sexually assaulting multiple women. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man reported sexually assaulting 5 people in Victoria in 1 night; more survivors sought

VicPD officers arrested the man Saturday night (June 26) after witnessing 3 assaults themselves

The Victoria Police Department arrested a man June 25 after it says officers witnessed him sexually assaulting multiple women. (Black Press Media file photo)
Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Federal government freezes Hockey Canada funding over handling of assault allegations

Hockey Canada must sign up to agency with power to independently investigate and sanction abuse

Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Hockey Canada president and CEO Tom Renney speaks at a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Hockey Canada executives were under fire Monday as parliamentarians grilled the national sport organization over its handling of an alleged sexual assault four years ago that resulted in a settled lawsuit last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hockey Canada grilled over handling of alleged sexual assault, financial settlement

Woman claimed she was sexually assaulted by 8 members of the country’s 2018 world junior hockey team

Hockey Canada president and CEO Tom Renney speaks at a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Hockey Canada executives were under fire Monday as parliamentarians grilled the national sport organization over its handling of an alleged sexual assault four years ago that resulted in a settled lawsuit last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Eleven months after he was freed from prison, 85-year-old Cosby will again be the defendant in a sexual assault proceeding, this time a civil case in California. Judy Huth, who is now 64, alleges that in 1975 when she was 16, Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Bill Cosby civil trial jury must start deliberations over

Judge allowed juror to leave after Friday for a prior commitment

FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Eleven months after he was freed from prison, 85-year-old Cosby will again be the defendant in a sexual assault proceeding, this time a civil case in California. Judy Huth, who is now 64, alleges that in 1975 when she was 16, Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Warrant Officer Terry Vandenberghe discusses observation and reporting positions with Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu (right) in Williams Lake, B.C., during Operation LENTUS 17-04 on August 3, 2017. (Photo: Master Corporal Malcolm Byers, Wainwright Garrison Imaging)

Senior military officer with ties to Vernon now charged with sexual assault

Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu retired in April and then went to Ukraine

Warrant Officer Terry Vandenberghe discusses observation and reporting positions with Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu (right) in Williams Lake, B.C., during Operation LENTUS 17-04 on August 3, 2017. (Photo: Master Corporal Malcolm Byers, Wainwright Garrison Imaging)
FILE - In this undated photo provided by Bobi Gephart, Gephart and her husband, Nate Gephart, pose for a picture. Bobi says she has felt “overwhelming support” from people all over the world after she confronted Pastor John B. Lowe II, who had confessed to years of adultery. (Courtesy of Bobi Gephart via AP, File)

#ChurchToo revelations growing, years after movement began

Survivors of sexual abuse in churches continue to call for justice, change

FILE - In this undated photo provided by Bobi Gephart, Gephart and her husband, Nate Gephart, pose for a picture. Bobi says she has felt “overwhelming support” from people all over the world after she confronted Pastor John B. Lowe II, who had confessed to years of adultery. (Courtesy of Bobi Gephart via AP, File)
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse, in Toronto, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Jacob Hoggard trial exposes misconceptions about consent, say experts

Criminal Code requires that consent be affirmatively communicated through a person’s words or conduct

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse, in Toronto, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Hoggard found guilty of sex assault against woman, acquitted on 2 other charges

Hedley frontman acquitted on charges related to 16-year-old fan

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
The Royal Canadian Navy sail training vessel HMCS Oriole, photographed in 2018. A past crew member has been convicted in Victoria on three separate charges relating to assaults against a cadet during a 2006 West Coast cruise to and from Alaska. The vessel is now based in Halifax. (Courtesy Department of National Defence)

Retired HMCS Oriole crew member convicted in Victoria of sexual assault, other charges

Retired Royal Canadian Navy NCO James R. Levesque begins sentencing hearing July 9

The Royal Canadian Navy sail training vessel HMCS Oriole, photographed in 2018. A past crew member has been convicted in Victoria on three separate charges relating to assaults against a cadet during a 2006 West Coast cruise to and from Alaska. The vessel is now based in Halifax. (Courtesy Department of National Defence)
The Coastal GasLink pipeline near Parsnip River crossing in northern B.C., February 2022. The company is being sued by a former chef who worked at one of its remote camps. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Former chef of remote Coastal GasLink camp sues for sexual battery, unsanitary workplace

Woman says nothing was done after she was groped against her consent

The Coastal GasLink pipeline near Parsnip River crossing in northern B.C., February 2022. The company is being sued by a former chef who worked at one of its remote camps. (Coastal GasLink photo)
International Development Minister and Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada Minister Harjit Sajjan rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Monday, April 4, 2022. Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ukrainian victims of sexual violence need reproductive health care: Sajjan

Women, girls coming to Canada will be given access to abortions if they want them, says minister

International Development Minister and Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada Minister Harjit Sajjan rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Monday, April 4, 2022. Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Crown alleges Jacob Hoggard is ‘sexual opportunist’ who didn’t take no for an answer

Defence says Hedley singer disrespectful towards women, but is not a ‘sadistic serial rapist’

Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Kevin Spacey charged in UK with 4 counts of sexual assault

Alleged incidents took place in London between March 2005 and August 2008

FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site
Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard appears before Justice Gillian Roberts as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and lawyer Megan Savard (right) look on in Toronto on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in this artist’s sketch. A panel of jurors has been chosen to hear the sex assault trial of Hoggard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Crown alleges Hedley singer violently raped teen girl, woman in 2016 incidents

Jacob Hoggard has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault causing bodily harm and sexual interference

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard appears before Justice Gillian Roberts as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and lawyer Megan Savard (right) look on in Toronto on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in this artist’s sketch. A panel of jurors has been chosen to hear the sex assault trial of Hoggard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
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UPDATE: Kelowna RCMP say piano teacher may have assaulted multiple students

RCMP are seeking more information about Neil Wong, 54

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Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett

Sex assault trial getting underway for Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard

Hoggard pleaded not guilty to sexual assault causing bodily harm and sexual interference in 2019

Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett
Students at high schools across B.C. have been organizing protests about the culture of consent (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

‘If you’re intoxicated, you cannot consent,’ reminds B.C. society after sex assault trial

In light of recent events the Elizabeth Fry Society informs on legality of sexual assault

Students at high schools across B.C. have been organizing protests about the culture of consent (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Shaun Joshua Deacon

Man deemed 1 of Canada’s ‘most notorious child molesters’ being released from B.C. prison

Police issue public notification about Shaun Joshua Deacon

Shaun Joshua Deacon
FILE – Hundreds of people protested in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in a #MeToo demonstration sparked by allegations of sexual improprieties linked to a popular Dutch TV talent show. The demonstration on Amsterdam’s Museumplein square was organized following reports of inappropriate sexual behavior, ranging from WhatsApp messages to an allegation of rape, linked to “The Voice of Holland.” (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

B.C. brings back ‘stable funding’ for sexual assault response services after 2002 reversal

Starting in 2023, $10 million will be made available annually to service providers

FILE – Hundreds of people protested in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in a #MeToo demonstration sparked by allegations of sexual improprieties linked to a popular Dutch TV talent show. The demonstration on Amsterdam’s Museumplein square was organized following reports of inappropriate sexual behavior, ranging from WhatsApp messages to an allegation of rape, linked to “The Voice of Holland.” (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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