TOPIC: DOUG SNELGROVE

Sex offender Doug Snelgrove seeking to walk free, without 4th trial, as appeals court decides verdict

Lawyers for RNC officer Doug Snelgrove, who was convicted of sexual assault last year, are asking the Court of Appeal to rule that he was unfairly found guilty after a jury was improperly instructed.

N.L. judge relied on rape myths to acquit teenager, appeal court says

The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a teenage boy accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl, concluding that the trial judge relied on rape myths in her decision to acquit him.

Amid RNC allegations, Sexual Violence Awareness Week little more than lip service, says activist

A St. John's activist says she has repeatedly petitioned government for reform on sexual violence in the wake of the Doug Snelgrove trials, and has yet to see meaningful policy change to prevent sexual violence.

Former teacher granted bail while awaiting appeal of convictions for sexual assault, exploitation

Former high school teacher Noel Strapp has been granted bail while he awaits the result of the appeal of his sexual interference and sexual assault conviction.

No one surprised by police sexual assault allegations, reads RNC workplace review

A workplace review of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is done, and the report details morale issues, poor communication, resentment, suspicion of favouritism, fear of discipline and a system of promotion that pits members of the force against each other.

Lawsuit alleges Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer raped off-duty colleague

The statement of claim alleges RNC Sgt. Robert Baldwin was on duty in St. John's when he drove the woman home in his marked police vehicle, invited himself in and raped her.

As 8 women prepare to sue over alleged RNC sex assaults, hurdles may be emerging

A St. John's lawyer says eight women are now preparing to sue the Newfoundland and Labrador government over allegations that they were sexually assaulted by on-duty police officers.

Volunteers in western Newfoundland ready to help victims of sexual assault

Trained volunteers are available to help victims of sexual assault who reach out on a new 24-hour crisis line that offers talk or text.

New scholarship honouring sexual assault victim aimed at eradicating violence

Violence Prevention Avalon East chair Courtney Clarke says a pandemic surge in crisis calls has lain bare the need for violence prevention.

Granted bail while appeal proceeds, Doug Snelgrove heads home in time for Christmas

Convicted Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer Doug Snelgrove was released from custody Tuesday pending the outcome of his appeal. He is seeking either a reduced sentence or a new trial in a sexual assault case now entering its seventh year.

N.L. police officer Doug Snelgrove seeks 4th trial after sexual assault conviction

The St. John's officer is appealing both his four-year sentence and his conviction following his third sexual assault trial in May.

Doug Snelgrove files appeal, seeking bail after 4-year sex assault sentence

The St. John's police officer convicted of sexually assaulting a civilian is looking to be let out of prison while a court hears his appeal.

N.L. Reads: Eva Crocker's debut novel explores police abuse of power

Eva Crocker's novel All I Ask, available from public libraries in December as part of N.L. Reads, also examines privacy and surveillance in a digital world.

SIRT-N.L. investigating four police officers for alleged sexual offences

Lawyer Lynn Moore, who specializes in sexual abuse litigation, says the RNC and the RCMP should be more forthcoming with details about who is under investigation.

'Really gives me hope': Advocate says RNC officer's sexual assault sentence a step in the right direction

Heather Elliott says she is happy with the sentence handed down to RNC officer Douglas Snelgrove but better supports for victims and perpetrators are still needed.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer sentenced to 4 years in prison for sexual assault

Doug Snelgrove, a police officer with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, was arrested in 2015 and has stood trial three times in the past six years. The judge in his case says he hopes the sentence sends a message to people in positions of authority.

Sex assault left Jane Doe suicidal, court hears, as Doug Snelgrove awaits sentence

The victim of an assault by an on-duty St. John's police officer told the Supreme Court she's lived with trauma from the crime — and the ensuing trials — for seven years.

Community leaders lambast 'culture of misogyny' within RNC following latest sex assault allegation

Experts in the field of sexual assault and domestic violence are again pushing for accountability after more complaints against the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary surfaced this week.

Labrador woman says she was abused for years by cop ex-husband — and the RNC turned a blind eye

Roxanne Greene is accusing the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary of ignoring her pleas for help after her ex-husband stalked, harassed and threatened her for more than a decade.

Justice is elusive for sexual assault survivors, say advocates. Here's what could help instead

In the wake of sexual assault allegations against 7 Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers, people who work with survivors are calling for systemic change.

7 RNC officers now accused of sexually assaulting women while on duty, lawyer says

The RNC addressed sexual violence allegations Wednesday morning, as more accusations against its members continued to stream in.

4 more women alleging on-duty RNC officers sexually assaulted them: St. John's lawyer

Five unnamed St. John's police officers are being accused of sexual assault, two months after a jury found RNC Const. Doug Snelgrove guilty of the same.

Snelgrove trials spark chorus of 'me too' among sex assault survivors in N.L.

The case dominated conversations about abuse of power in Newfoundland and Labrador last week. But while signs point to small changes, survivors say they don't yet trust the mechanisms of justice enough to report their own assaults.

'Justice has been served,' Crown says after Snelgrove found guilty of sexual assault

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Const. Doug Snelgrove was convicted Saturday of sexually assaulting a young woman while on duty in 2014, bringing an end to a high-profile case that struck a chord with activists across Newfoundland and Labrador.

Snelgrove trial continues, as jury deliberations to enter Day 3

Jurors are still deciding the fate of the St. John's police officer accused of sexual assault.

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