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Child Abuse

R. v. J.P.

A bitter separation was occurring in the background. The accused’s common law spouse called Children’s Services to report that her young son and daughter had been beaten by the accused with a belt. Children’s Services contacted the Toronto Police, and a joint investigation began leading to the father being charged with assault with a weapon and assault against his two young children. Toronto criminal lawyer Adam Weisberg brought a third-party records application and gained access to Children’s Services records. Through a series of delicate cross examinations and with the help of the third-party records, Adam Weisberg established that the mother’s interference may have caused the allegations from the children.

The accused was acquitted and now has access to his children.