GATINEAU, Que. –
The sexual assault trial in opposition to Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is set to resume for a 3rd day in a Gatineau courtroom this morning.
Fortin took to the stand in September and denied any guilt within the case, saying that he by no means had bodily contact with a lady who had made detailed allegations in opposition to him in court docket.
A lady whose id is protected beneath a publication ban instructed the decide presiding over the case that she is “certainly” that she acknowledged Fortin as the one that attacked her one evening in 1988.
The complainant stated she awoke in her dorm room on the army school in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., to discover Fortin masturbating himself with one among her palms.
Fortin’s defence lawyer stated that she would vigorously contest the complainant’s identification of Fortin.
He was the army officer in command of the federal authorities’s COVID-19 vaccine marketing campaign till his removing in May 2021 over an investigation of the allegation, which he’s additionally difficult in Federal Court.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 24, 2022.