Crown to appeal verdict in sexual assault case involving Halifax cabbie

The Crown is appealing the sexual assault acquittal of Halifax cab driver Bassam Al-Rawi.  Judge Gregory Lenehan acquitted him of the 2015 incident, citing the Crown’s failure to prove lack of consent.  The Crown says there are several grounds for appeal, including Lenehan erring in law by speculating on the issue of consent, rather than drawing inferences from proven facts.