Teenager to be convicted in Toronto St. Mike’s case of sexual assault

TORONTO – A teenager found guilty of sexually assaulting another student at a Catholic school for boys in Toronto is set to be convicted today.

A judge found the teen in June guilty of gang sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon and assault after another teenager was sodomized with a broomstick in a locker room on St. Michael’s College School in 2018.

Prosecutors said the teenager should spend three months behind bars for what it called a “violent and humiliating” incident.

The defense argued that the teenager should receive a probationary period of two years without jail, as well as four others who pleaded guilty to the same incident.

The sexual assault was captured on mobile phone video and shared widely on social media before police launched an investigation that sparked a national discussion about obscurity in youth sports.

The judge said the accused teenager could have chosen not to attend.

No young person involved in the case can be named due to provisions in the Juvenile Delinquency Act.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on November 2, 2021.

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