sexual assault

Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett

Sex assault trial getting underway for Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard

Hoggard pleaded not guilty to sexual assault causing bodily harm and sexual interference in 2019

Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett
Students at high schools across B.C. have been organizing protests about the culture of consent (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

‘If you’re intoxicated, you cannot consent,’ reminds B.C. society after sex assault trial

In light of recent events the Elizabeth Fry Society informs on legality of sexual assault

Students at high schools across B.C. have been organizing protests about the culture of consent (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Shaun Joshua Deacon

Man deemed 1 of Canada’s ‘most notorious child molesters’ being released from B.C. prison

Police issue public notification about Shaun Joshua Deacon

Shaun Joshua Deacon
FILE – Hundreds of people protested in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in a #MeToo demonstration sparked by allegations of sexual improprieties linked to a popular Dutch TV talent show. The demonstration on Amsterdam’s Museumplein square was organized following reports of inappropriate sexual behavior, ranging from WhatsApp messages to an allegation of rape, linked to “The Voice of Holland.” (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

B.C. brings back ‘stable funding’ for sexual assault response services after 2002 reversal

Starting in 2023, $10 million will be made available annually to service providers

FILE – Hundreds of people protested in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in a #MeToo demonstration sparked by allegations of sexual improprieties linked to a popular Dutch TV talent show. The demonstration on Amsterdam’s Museumplein square was organized following reports of inappropriate sexual behavior, ranging from WhatsApp messages to an allegation of rape, linked to “The Voice of Holland.” (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
The Victoria Police Department is seeking two witnesses and a suspect from a Feb. 9 sexual assault in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)

Witnesses, suspect sought in sexual assault on teen girl in Esquimalt

Man followed girl from bus stop while committing indecent act, police say

The Victoria Police Department is seeking two witnesses and a suspect from a Feb. 9 sexual assault in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD has been removed from a civil suit alleging four Esquimalt police officers sexually abused an informant about 30 years ago, with the township being added to the suit instead. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD dropped, Esquimalt added to woman’s civil suit alleging former officers sexually abused her

One former officer has filed a response denying claims against him

VicPD has been removed from a civil suit alleging four Esquimalt police officers sexually abused an informant about 30 years ago, with the township being added to the suit instead. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre has had to halt its year-long counselling program. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Sexual Assault Centre)

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre halts long-term counselling amid rising crisis support demand

The centre has seen a large increase in survivors seeking immediate help dealing with trauma

The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre has had to halt its year-long counselling program. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Sexual Assault Centre)
Former navy officer Kit Wong was sentenced to two years in prison at the Victoria courthouse Feb. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former navy officer handed 2 years in prison for sexual offences in Victoria, Esquimalt

Offences related to 75-year-old’s home-based acupuncture, massage practice

Former navy officer Kit Wong was sentenced to two years in prison at the Victoria courthouse Feb. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Alberta teacher charged after allegations she sexually assaulted a student

Prairie Rose Public Schools says teacher is no longer actively working for the school division

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One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood woman convicted of sexually assaulting, luring 15-year-old boy

Sex was consensual, but teen was too young to legally consent, judge determines

One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)
Supt. Kara Triance, detachment commander for the Kelowna RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

‘Hollow’ apology: Kelowna RCMP investigated for refusing to probe sex assault

The woman says she doesn’t trust police anymore

Supt. Kara Triance, detachment commander for the Kelowna RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
A sexual assault of a woman happened on Sspt. 6 on the Lochside Regional Trail in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police make arrest in connection to Lochside Trail sexual assault

33-year-old suspect released with conditions, given early 2022 court date

A sexual assault of a woman happened on Sspt. 6 on the Lochside Regional Trail in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former Victoria tattoo artist David Samuel Hadden pleaded guilty to four out of six counts of sexual assault in court Nov. 19. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Victoria tattoo artist pleads guilty to four counts of sexual assault

David Samuel Hadden was arrested and charged in August 2020

Former Victoria tattoo artist David Samuel Hadden pleaded guilty to four out of six counts of sexual assault in court Nov. 19. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Bettman apologizes to Beach, defends NHL in wake of sexual assault allegations

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman publicly apologized to Kyle Beach for what the…

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz speaks during an NHL hockey press conference in Chicago. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. Team owner Rocky Wirtz, CEO Danny Wirtz and former federal prosecutor Reid Schar, who ran the investigation, are scheduled to speak. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Blackhawks want name of man at centre of sex scandal stricken from Stanley Cup

Chicago owner says Brad Aldrich’s conduct disqualifies him from being included

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz speaks during an NHL hockey press conference in Chicago. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. Team owner Rocky Wirtz, CEO Danny Wirtz and former federal prosecutor Reid Schar, who ran the investigation, are scheduled to speak. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff talks to media during the first day of the Jets NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

NHL not disciplining Winnipeg Jets GM in connection with Blackhawks scandal

Kevin Cheveldayoff was Blackhawks assistant GM at time of Kyle Beach sexual assault allegations

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff talks to media during the first day of the Jets NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Kyle Beach playing for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks farm team. (Contributed)

Kelowna minor hockey star named in Chicago Blackhawks sex assault investigation

Kyle Beach reveals he is the John Doe 1 unnamed player in sex assault report

Kyle Beach playing for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks farm team. (Contributed)
Chicago Blackhawks forward Kyle Beach, right, gets the puck past Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Martindale during the first period of an NHL pre-season hockey game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, Sept 20, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Kyle Beach identified as John Doe 1 in Chicago Blackhawks sex assault investigation

Beach never played in the NHL but was practicing with the team on a regular basis

Chicago Blackhawks forward Kyle Beach, right, gets the puck past Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Martindale during the first period of an NHL pre-season hockey game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, Sept 20, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
FILE - In this May 3, 2021, file photo, the Chicago Blackhawks logo is displayed on a jersey in Raleigh, N.C. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

GM resigns, Chicago Blackhawks fined $2 million after sexual misconduct investigation

Probe commissioned by the team found group of leaders failed to respond promptly to complaint

FILE - In this May 3, 2021, file photo, the Chicago Blackhawks logo is displayed on a jersey in Raleigh, N.C. The Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
A Victoria masseur arrested in May faces nine more sexual assault charges. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria masseur charged with 9 more counts of sexual assault

Ajesh ‘Sam’ Jacob remains on bail awaiting trial

A Victoria masseur arrested in May faces nine more sexual assault charges. (Black Press Media file photo)