Ontario court orders new trial needed after in-chambers discussions with lawyers involved in case

By Christopher Guly (November 18, 2022, 11:42 AM EST) -- A man charged with one count of incest, two counts each of sexual assault and sexual exploitation involving his two daughters, under the age of 10 — and convicted of the sexual assault and sexual exploitation charges in 2013 — will have a new trial because of in-chambers discussions the trial judge had with the lawyers involved in the case, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in R. v. S.M. 2022 ONCA 765, released on Nov. 9....
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