FASD & the Justice System

R. v GA, 2017 ONCJ 114 (Bishop J.)

Complainant with FASD testified that accused forced him to perform fellatio - internal inconsistencies present - identification of accused problematic and may have been tainted by a third party - no expert evidence about how FASD could affect complainant’s ability to give cogent evidence and remember facts - unsafe to convict accused on complainant’s evidence