Crown will appeal sexual assault verdict

The Crown says there is a solid basis for the appeal it has filed in last week’s acquittal of a driver on a sexual assault charge.

The appeal states the judge erred in law in saying the Crown produced no evidence of the complainant’s lack of consent, and by speculating on the issue of consent rather than drawing inferences from the evidence.

The announcement came not long before a rally at the Grand Parade by hundreds of people demanding an inquiry.