Case # 36021
Cladinoro Perrone v. Her Majesty the Queen (February 19, 2015)
The appellant was convicted of sexual assault. The only evidence at trial was that of the complainant. The complainant testified that she blacked out after consuming alcohol and smoking marijuana at the appellant’s residence. The complainant then woke up to find the appellant sexually assaulting her. The appellant appealed his conviction on the basis that the verdict was unreasonable and not supported by the evidence. The appellant also claimed the basis that the trial judge erred in finding that the offence was proved beyond a reasonable doubt. A majority of the court of appeal dismissed the appeal.