Sexual Assault & Other Sexual Offences

R. v. D.L. [2017]
Client in the interior of BC charged with sexual interference as a result of a relationship with a woman under the legal age of consent. Mr. Shapray examined police file and conducted defence investigation which resulted in evidence that the woman had lied about her age and that the case could not be prosecuted as client had a valid defence – CHARGES DROPPED – NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. H.M. [2017]
Client under investigation for odd allegation of non-consensual sexual relationship with a former girlfriend. Mr. Shapray retained during investigation and dealt with police and crown prosecutor resulting in NO CHARGES. CASE CLOSED!

R. v. P.L. [2016]
Client under investigation for historical Sexual Assault by the RCMP. Mr. Shapray retained during investigative stage of case and had dealings with the police and Crown which resulted in NO CHARGES BEING APPROVED - CASE CLOSED.

R. v. A.G. [2016]
Case involved a female client who had been the manager of her son’s football team and had engaged in a sexual relationship with a player who was above the legal age of consent. Issue related to whether there was anything about the relationship that made it a criminal rather than consensual situation. Case proceeded to a Preliminary Inquiry where Mr. Shapray conducted a blistering cross-examination of the complainant who had been caught on Facebook making sexual overtures to the accused until 1 month before going to the police. Prosecutor re-examined case after the preliminary inquiry and DROPPED the charges before a trial date was set.

R. v. J.T. [2016]
Mr. Shapray’s client was a teacher at a private school alleged to have engaged in an affair with a student which was categorically denied. Cross-examination at preliminary inquiry demonstrated inconsistencies and impossibilities in the story which led to a re-examination of the case by an independent prosecutor with charges being dropped prior to trial date.

R. v. G.P. [2016]
Client was charged with possession of material which constituted child pornography under Canadian law. Client went through treatment and counselling program and agreement reached with prosecutor to modify dates on the Court Information and present joint submission for minimum sentence of 14 days in jail which was accepted by the Judge.

R. v. D.T. [2016]
Client was charged with possession of material which constituted child pornography under Canadian law. Client was in his 70s with no criminal or police history. Mr. Shapray managed an extensive treatment and counselling program for client which led to negotiations with Crown prosecutor. Agreement reached with prosecutor to modify dates on the Court Indictment to permit Judge to consider a lower jail sentence. Lengthy sentencing hearing resulted in client receiving MINIMUM SENTENCE of 45 days as opposed to the 6 to 9 month jail sentence being sought by the prosecutor.

R. v. A.C. [2015]
Client charged with Sexual Assault in relation to a allegation of groping incident outside local bar. Significant issues in the case relating to Identification of the perpetrator led to submissions to the prosecutor by Mr. Shapray that resulted in the charges getting DROPPED before a trial date was set - CASE OVER - NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. W.S. [2015]
Client charged with 4 counts of sexual assault involving two different complainants. Crown initially proceeded by Indictment meaning that a Conditional Sentence would not be an available option on sentencing. Prior to trial, Mr. Shapray engaged in negotiations with Crown prosecutor who ultimately agreed to proceed summarily on a single count opening up additional sentencing options for Judge. Client resolved case with a guilty plea and Mr. Shapray successfully conducted a sentencing hearing which resulted in client receiving a Conditional Sentence permitting him to reside at home and continue his employment while serving his sentence.

R. v. A.C. [2015]
Client charged with sexual assault involving a groping incident outside a nightclub. Case involved significant issues relating to identification and other legal matters. Mr. Shapray retained and engaged in discussions with the prosecutor and made written submissions for consideration which resulted in the charges being DROPPED prior to a trial date being set.

R. v. D.L. [2015]
Client under investigation for Sexual Assault and Voyeurism by the RCMP. Mr. Shapray retained during investigative stage of case and had dealings with the police and Crown which resulted in NO CHARGES BEING APPROVED - CASE CLOSED.

R. v. D.T. [2016]
Client was charged with possession of material which constituted child pornography under Canadian law. Client was in his 70s with no criminal or police history. Mr. Shapray managed an extensive treatment and counselling program for client which led to negotiations with Crown prosecutor. Agreement reached with prosecutor to modify dates on the Court Indictment to permit Judge to consider a lower jail sentence. Lengthy sentencing hearing resulted in client receiving MINIMUM SENTENCE of 45 days as opposed to the 6 to 9 month jail sentence being sought by the prosecutor.

R. v. A.C. [2015]
Client charged with Sexual Assault in relation to a allegation of groping incident outside local bar. Significant issues in the case relating to Identification of the perpetrator led to submissions to the prosecutor by Mr. Shapray that resulted in the charges getting DROPPED before a trial date was set - CASE OVER - NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. W.S. [2015]
Client charged with 4 counts of sexual assault involving two different complainants. Crown initially proceeded by Indictment meaning that a Conditional Sentence would not be an available option on sentencing. Prior to trial, Mr. Shapray engaged in negotiations with Crown prosecutor who ultimately agreed to proceed summarily on a single count opening up additional sentencing options for Judge. Client resolved case with a guilty plea and Mr. Shapray successfully conducted a sentencing hearing which resulted in client receiving a Conditional Sentence permitting him to reside at home and continue his employment while serving his sentence.

R. v. A.C. [2015]
Client charged with sexual assault involving a groping incident outside a nightclub. Case involved significant issues relating to identification and other legal matters. Mr. Shapray retained and engaged in discussions with the prosecutor and made written submissions for consideration which resulted in the charges being DROPPED prior to a trial date being set.

R. v. D.L. [2015]
Client under investigation for Sexual Assault and Voyeurism by the RCMP. Mr. Shapray retained during investigative stage of case and had dealings with the police and Crown which resulted in NO CHARGES BEING APPROVED - CASE CLOSED.

R. v. A.M. [2015]
Client under investigation for sexual assault. Mr. Shapray retained during investigation stage to deal with police and prosecutor. Decision made to not approve charges and file closed.

R. v. P.G. [2015]
Client under investigation by police for a sexual assault allegation. Mr. Shapray retained during police investigation and communicated with the police during investigation stage. Client did not make statement to the police and decision made to NOT LAY CHARGES – CASE CLOSED.

R. v. A.K. [2015]
Client charged with sexual assault for an incident at a family function. Crown prosecutor initially seeking jail sentence on guilty plea. Mr. Shapray presented compelling argument to shorten time period of allegation making a Conditional Sentence available. Client received CSO and was permitted to work and remain at home during sentence.

R. v. C.F. [2015]
Client was a Youth under investigation for Criminal Harassment and Sexual Assault. Mr. Shapray retained during investigation which resulted in NO CRIMINAL CHARGES.

R. v. J.W. [2015]
Client under investigation on Vancouver Island after allegation of Indecent Act from an employee at a spa. Mr. Shapray retained after police contacted client seeking a statement. Mr. Shapray’s work on this file resulted in case being closed and no charges being presented to the prosecutor.

R. v. A.S. (2014)
Client charged with Sexual Assault relating to incident with a prostitute. Case proceeded to preliminary inquiry where Mr. Shapray cross-examined the complainant in detail about the nature of the allegations. Charges DROPPED by the prosecutor after comprehensive file review triggered by Mr. Shapray prior to case being set for trial in Supreme Court.

R. v. B.R. (2014)
Client under investigation for a sexual assault that was alleged to have taken place at a party. Mr. Shapray retained to deal with police investigation. After dealing with the police and the Crown prosecutor it was determined that there would be NO CHARGES - CASE CLOSED.

R. v. D.A. (2014)
Client under investigation for a sexual assault. Mr. Shapray retained to deal with police investigation and made strategic decisions regarding client's participation in a police interview. Client declined to participate in police interrogation and file ultimately CLOSED with NO CHARGES.

R. v. D.U. [2014]
Mr. Shapray was successful in obtaining a Stay of Proceedings for a client charged with a high profile allegation of sexual assault that was alleged to occur at a martial arts studio in the Lower Mainland. Case was proceeding towards a preliminary inquiry at the Surrey Provincial Court when the Crown announced that they would no longer be proceeding with the charges. Client no longer facing risk of jail and registration on the sexual offender registry in Canada (SOIRA).

R. v. K.M. [2014]
Client charged with sexual assault relating to relationship with girlfriend who was under the age of consent. Case resolved through skillful negotiation with prosecutor well in advance of trial which led to Conditional Discharge with NO JAIL and no requirement to register as a sex offender in Canada.

R. v. A.M. [2014]
Client charged with historical sexual offences. Charges DROPPED after preliminary inquiry in which Mr. Shapray cross-examined the complainant extensively. Case no longer meeting charge approval standard and submissions of Mr. Shapray to the prosecutor prior to setting case for trial lead to excellent result for the client.

R. v. A.A. [2014]
Client under investigation for sexual assault and sexual interference - challenge to Police evidence - successfully resolved - file closed - NO CRIMINAL CHARGES LAID

R. v. D.B. [2014]
Client under investigation for report of sexual abuse made by special needs child. Reliability of evidence reported to the police challenged at investigative stage and CHARGES NOT APPROVED by the Crown Prosecutor.

R. v. R.D. [2014]
Case involving a United States citizen stopped and charged at the border after his phone was examined - Charges Dropped after challenge to police evidence and issue raised regarding legal possession at time of border crossing.

R. v. F.B. [2014]
Client under investigation for sexual assault that allegedly occurred at him home after complaint made to police by stripper. Evidence of unsavory complainant challenged at the police investigation stage and police CLOSE THE CASE - No Criminal Charges laid.

R. v. R.K. [2014]
Client charged with an indecent act in a public place. Mr. Shapray put a counseling and treatment program into place for client during time period before trial. Strategic negotiations with Crown prosecutor in advance of trial led to resolution that avoided the necessity for client to register on SOIRA. Client received Conditional Discharge on sentencing resulting in NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

R. v. A.R. [2013]
Mr. Shapray was retained in the midst of a police investigation into sexual offence allegations. Mr. Shapray became primary contact with police during this time period resulting in POLICE FILE BEING CLOSED – NO CRIMINAL CHARGES.

R. v. U.M. [2013]
Client was charged with sexual assault in relation to an incident in a hotel room. Mr.
Shapray engaged in early negotiations and discussions with the Crown prosecutor
which included a file review resulting in the prosecutor DROPPING THE CHARGES
after concerns raised about the credibility of the complainant - CASE CLOSED
BEFORE TRIAL DATE SET.

R. v. S.P. [2013]
Case involved allegation of sexual assault made by ex-wife against her ex-husband.
Following skillful cross-examination by Mr. Shapray at preliminary inquiry,
negotiations resulted in charges being DROPPED prior to trial dates - NO CRIMINAL
RECORD.

R. v. J.D. [2013]
Extensive and complex negotiations between Mr. Shapray and the Crown prosecutor
resulted in case being resolved by a plea to Assault and not Sexual Assault. Client
not required to register as a sex offender on registry.

R. v. S.C. [2012]
Charges of Distribution of Child Pornography resolved with plea to simple possession after extensive negotiations between Mr. Shapray and the Crown prosecutor. Crown prosecutor sought 90 days in jail at sentencing hearing and defence counsel sought 30 days on weekends. Judge agreed with submissions of Mr. Shapray and imposed a 30-day sentence to be served on weekends thus permitting client to maintain employment.

R. v. M.V. [2012]
Charges withdrawn by prosecutor at the commencement of the preliminary inquiry.

R. v. P.L. [2012]
Mr. Shapray represented client who was under investigation for sexual assault. File closed by police and NO CHARGES laid after work done by Mr. Shapray on the file.