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R. v. Huang, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1105


Rong Ya Huang           Appellant




Her Majesty The Queen                                                                   Respondent


Indexed as:  R. v. Huang


File No.:  21546.


1990:  October 3.


Present:  Wilson, La Forest, Sopinka, Gonthier and Stevenson JJ.


on appeal from the court of appeal for british columbia


                   Criminal law ‑‑ Corroboration ‑‑ Evidence ‑‑ Sexual assault causing bodily harm ‑‑ Complainant a minor ‑‑ Note written by complainant 45 minutes after incident not part of res gestae and therefore inadmissible ‑‑ Other evidence of sufficient confirmatory weight, including emotional state following assault ‑‑ Conviction affirmed.


                   APPEAL from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (1989), 7 W.C.B. (2d) 427, dismissing an appeal from conviction by Campbell Co. Ct. J.  Appeal dismissed.


                   Richard Peck, Q.C., for the appellant.


                   Elizabeth Bennett, for the respondent.


                   The judgment of the Court was delivered orally by


                   Wilson J. ‑‑ The appeal is dismissed for the reasons given by the majority of the Court of Appeal.


                   Judgment accordingly.


                   Solicitors for the appellant:  Robertson, Peck, Thompson, Vancouver.


                   Solicitor for the respondent:  The Ministry of the Attorney General, Vancouver.



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