3 Toronto Police Officers Not Guilty in Sexual Assault Case
Three Toronto police officers have been found not guilty in a sexual assault case involving a female parking enforcement officer during a night of partying in 2015.
In a decision handed down Wednesday, Ontario Superior Court Justice Anne Molloy said she found the complainant's testimony inconsistent and at times implausible.
Leslie Nyznik, Sameer Kara and Joshua Cabero, all officers at 51 Division, were accused of having non-consensual sex with the complainant at a downtown hotel in January 2015. Her identity is protected by a publication ban.
The complainant had alleged she was assaulted multiple times after a night out with alcohol consumption involved.
She testified her memory was spotty and that she was unable to move or talk as she allegedly was assaulted at a downtown hotel.
But the judge said: "I cannot be sure what happened in that hotel room," explaining that the Crown had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the complainant did not consent or was incapable of consenting.