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Sexual assault acquittal undermines victims' confidence: legal scholar

2018-11-16

Sexual assault acquittal undermines victims' confidence: legal scholar

2018-11-16
A former athletics coach was on Friday found NOT guilty by Fanling Court of sexually assaulting a teenage girl almost a decade ago. But the magistrate said just because the allegations could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, it does not necessarily mean they didn’t happen. And he said he hopes the verdict will not affect the me-too movement against sexual harassment and assault. AnneMarie Evans asked Puja Kapai, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, where she also serves as the Convenor of the Women's Studies Research Centre, about the impact this will have on other victims of alleged sexual assault

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