First posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 05:41 PM MST | Updated: Friday, December 14, 2012 08:07 PM MST
Edmonton judge tosses sex charges for Alberta man falsely accused of molesting kids
"Judge lashes out at RCMP, Crown for their involvement in case
An Alberta man had child sex charges tossed Friday after a judge ruled his spouse had made false complaints after showing her daughters an Oprah show about molesters.
The Edmonton judge also slammed the Crown and the RCMP for their involvement in the Lloydminster case and said he was prepared to send the court transcripts to the Minister of Justice after offering the “innocent man” a chance to seek costs for legal fees and loss of income.
Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Denny Thomas also took the rare step of announcing the acquittal before reading out his lengthy decision after saying the 50-year-old man had “suffered enough” at the hands of the lying woman."