Legal decision raising concerns

A legal decision is raising new concerns about whether victims of sexual abuse will be afraid to report the crime. They come after a Superior Court Judge ruled in the case of two sisters from Ancaster who came forward as adults to accuse an uncle of abusing them when they were little girls.

Justice Andrew Goodman dismissed the claims of sexual abuse, saying testimony indicates it couldn’t have happened the way the sisters said. But he said the sisters tried to portray the uncle as a child molester. Lawyer Elizabeth Grace, who deals with sexual abuse cases, says this a rare case. She says it’s a warning that victims of sexual abuse have to be careful who they talk to.

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