Trial wraps for Nunavut man facing sex-related charges
Clyde River's Nicodemus Illauq, 35, faces 6 charges, complainant is under age of 16
The trial has concluded for a Clyde River, Nunavut, man accused of several sex-related charges dating back from 2010.
Nicodemus Illauq, 35, faces six charges in total. They include sexual interference, sexual assault and invitation for a sexual purpose on a person under the age of 16.
Illauq is alleged to have been involved in two incidents with the same complainant three years ago. She was 14 years old at the time.
The complainant testified before the court in Iqaluit on Monday.
She said in February 2010, Illauq offered her and her twin sister a ride home in his truck. He took them near the airport and offered them home-brewed alcohol. She said he tried to touch her legs near her private area and tried to kiss her.
Then in March, she said Ilauq picked her up in the hamlet vehicle. She said he drove her near the gas station and tried to kiss her while she was in the back seat. There was an opened 60-ounce bottle of vodka in the back seat.
Illauq's girlfriend saw them and came to the vehicle. She admitted in court that she punched the complainant in the face.
The Crown said Illauq is guilty, while the defence lawyer argued the credibility and reliability of the witness’s testimony.
The defence lawyer also asked if the complainant was offering sex for alcohol — something the complainant denied.
Illauq has been out of custody on conditions.
Justice Robert Kilpatrick is reserving his decision, as he said wants to review the evidence. The matter will next appear in court on July 15.