Larry Wayne Jesse v. Her Majesty the Queen (December 9, 2011)
In 2007, the appellant was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman at a party that had taken place two years earlier. Jesse is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to set aside his conviction and order a new trial. The British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed Jesse’s appeal against his conviction in 2010.
This appeal concerns the admissibility and use of the accused’s prior conviction of sexual assault at the voir dire and at the trial. Another issue in the appeal is whether an accused has the right to challenge the identification evidence of a prior conviction. In 1995, the appellant was convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment for a sexual assault and a count of robbery.