R. v. RL, 2007 OJ No. 4095, 2007 OJ No. 5307/2007 CanLII 60466, 2007 OJ No. 5294, 2008 OJ No. 861 (SC) (Spies J.):
Series of cases dealing with matter in which accused faced charges of sexually assaulting his younger sister, who had
4095: accused seeking police records of complainant
5307: accused seeking third party records relating to
FASD diagnosis and other
conduct so that defence FASD expert could review them – accepted that FASD relevant to complainant’s credibility and reliability, also could impact ability to engage consensually in inappropriate sexual behavior – degree of FASD important – application not based on discriminatory belief or bias, but is important to full answer and defence – records about FAS diagnosis relevant, also records about inappropriate sexual conduct at school. Other counseling records not released.
5294: Crown seeking to lead similar fact evidence – suggested lower threshold for admissibility because need full context to properly assess complaint’s credibility and reliability given her FASD – application denied.
861: Defence costs application subsequent to charge being withdrawn by Crown. Costs order quashed by 2009 ONCA 286.