Morgan Camley discusses case highlighting issues with self-representation in CKNW article

6 septembre 2017 | Morgan Camley | Vancouver

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CKNW, "Court ruling on father accused of molesting children highlights issues with self-representation"

A stunning reversal of a court decision that had found a man had sexually abused his four children is raising questions about how the justice system deals with people who represent themselves.

Last week, the BC Court of Appeal overturned the 2012 ruling that came as a result of a 96-day BC Supreme Court trial. During that trial, the judge gave weight to one so-called expert in child sexual abuse and incest, who never interviewed the father or children in the case.