TORONTO — The instances towards two college students accused in alleged intercourse assaults at a personal Toronto faculty have concluded.
Ontario’s Ministry of the Legal professional Normal won’t say, nevertheless, what the outcomes of the instances towards the St. Michael’s Faculty college students had been, citing restrictions underneath the Youth Felony Justice Act.
Police laid expenses towards seven teenagers on the all-boys Catholic faculty final yr that associated to 2 alleged sexual assaults and one alleged assault on campus.
The 2 college students within the not too long ago concluded issues every confronted expenses of gang intercourse assault, assault with a weapon and assault in two separate incidents.
The conclusion of their instances comes after sexual assault and assault expenses had been withdrawn towards one other scholar in early August, with the Crown saying a conviction in that matter was unlikely.
The instances of 4 different teenagers stay earlier than the courts, with hearings in these issues set for September and October.
A lawyer for one of many college students whose case was concluded says he couldn’t remark because of publication bans underneath the Youth Felony Justice Act, whereas a lawyer for the second scholar didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
A spokeswoman with the Ministry of the Legal professional Normal says the Youth Felony Justice Act locations strict restrictions on youth court docket data, together with data on the offence and the decision of the case.
“These restrictions are supposed to defend younger individuals from the stigma of the felony justice system and foster their rehabilitation and reintegration into society,” mentioned Shenaia Shields.
An impartial committee tasked with analyzing tradition at St. Michael’s launched a report final week that discovered bullying continues to be a systemic situation on the prestigious faculty regardless of measures launched within the wake of the allegations that got here to mild final fall.