FASD & the Justice System

R. v. SLS, 1999 ABCA 41:

Majority: Appellant youth convicted of sexually assaulting younger child – conviction rested on confession made to police – appellant had FASD, difficulty with comprehension – believed path to rehabilitation had to start with a confession – inducement – statement excluded, acquittal substituted for conviction.

Dissent:  interview was straight-forward, simple language, no inducements.