On Sept. 17, charges of sexual assault against Jamie Marsolais, 46, of Cornwall, were stayed almost exactly a year after he was arrested after police received a complaint made against him.
According to court documents, the accusation made against Marsolais was that he forcibly kissed, fondled and even penetrated a woman with his fingers in her apartment after going out to a bar, despite her telling him to stop and leave her home.
The court file does not give any indication of the reason why the case against Marsolais was dropped after a year of litigation. A publication ban remains in effect for the identity of the plaintiff and the witness in the case.
In cases where charges are stayed, it’s often because the Crown attorney has determined there isn’t a reasonable chance of conviction.
Jail time for threats
Nicole Swift, 27, of Cornwall, was sentenced to a month in jail for assaulting one person and threatening another.
Swift was charged with assault, uttering threats and breaching her probation order after an incident that took place on Sept. 6 of this year, where Swift threatened the life and property of a woman named Andrea Bedard.
Aside from the two charges of uttering threats, Swift was also convicted of breaching her probation. But it appears she was not convicted of assaulting a man named Kevin Brown.
For each of the three convictions, the judge sentenced Swift to three concurrent sentences of 28 days in jail, a 10-year weapons prohibition, and 12 months probation.