Supreme Court upholds sexual assault conviction in condoms case

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OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously upheld the sexual assault conviction of a Nova Scotia man who tried to trick his girlfriend into becoming pregnant by poking holes in her condoms.

Craig Jaret Hutchinson was sentenced to 18 month in jail in December 2011 after he pierced his girlfriend's condoms with a pin in 2006 so she would get pregnant and not break up with him.

The Halifax-area woman became pregnant and had an abortion, but later suffered an infection of her uterus that required treatment with antibiotics.

In January 2013, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court rejected his appeal that the sentence was harsh and excessive and that the woman voluntarily consented to having sex with him.

In 2009, Hutchinson was originally found not guilty of aggravated sexual assault by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

That decision was overturned by the province's Appeal Court, which ordered a new trial.

Organizations: Supreme Court of Canada

Geographic location: OTTAWA, Nova Scotia, Halifax

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