SUPREME COURT OF CANADA
Citation: R. v. Demedeiros, 2019 SCC 11,  1 S.C.R. 568
Appeal Heard: February 14, 2019
Judgment Rendered: February 14, 2019
Nelson Silva Demedeiros
Her Majesty The Queen
Coram: Moldaver, Gascon, Brown, Rowe and Martin JJ.
Reasons for Judgment:
Moldaver J. (Gascon, Brown, Rowe and Martin JJ. concurring)
R. v. Demedeiros, 2019 SCC 11,  1 S.C.R. 568
Nelson Silva Demedeiros Appellant
Her Majesty The Queen Respondent
Indexed as: R. v. Demedeiros
2019 SCC 11
File No.: 38269.
2019: February 14.
Present: Moldaver, Gascon, Brown, Rowe and Martin JJ.
on appeal from the court of appeal for alberta
Criminal law — Unreasonable verdict — Evidence — Assessment — Accused appealing convictions for sexual assault with weapon and unlawful confinement — Court of Appeal dismissing appeal — Deference owed to trial judge’s credibility assessment — Verdict not unreasonable — Convictions upheld.
APPEAL from a judgment of the Alberta Court of Appeal (Berger, Costigan and Slatter JJ.A.), 2018 ABCA 241, 364 C.C.C. (3d) 271, 74 Alta. L.R. (6th) 1, 431 D.L.R. (4th) 650,  10 W.W.R. 293,  A.J. No. 831 (QL), 2018 CarswellAlta 1313 (WL Can.), affirming the convictions entered by MacDonald Prov. Ct. J., 2016 ABPC 129,  A.J. No. 983 (QL), 2016 CarswellAlta 1833 (WL Can.). Appeal dismissed.
Heather Ferg and Karen B. Molle, for the appellant.
Troy Couillard, for the respondent.
The judgment of the Court was delivered orally by
 Moldaver J. — We would dismiss the appeal, substantially for the reasons of the majority of the Court of Appeal.
Solicitors for the appellant: McKay Criminal Defence, Calgary; Karen Molle Law Office, Calgary.
Solicitor for the respondent: Alberta Department of Justice, Edmonton.