Saturday, 2 June 2007

Judges split in malicious prosecution appeals.

Canada: The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has set aside a judgment of malicious prosecution against a child therapist, but has upheld the ruling against a Crown prosecutor.
Prosecutor Matthew Miazga and child therapist Carol Bunko-Ruys were found liable in 2003 for malicious prosecution against 12 people, including Richard Klassen and members of his extended family who were wrongfully accused of sexual abuse against three foster children in the early 1990s.
Queen's Bench Justice George Baynton found Miazga, Bunko-Ruys and Saskatoon police officer Brian Dueck liable following a trial that examined why charges of sexual abuse were laid against the individuals based on bizarre, unfounded allegations by children who were being abused by their own parents...

The Star Phoenix

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