Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Court hears final arguments in teacher sex trial

The fate of a former Kingston hockey billet and retired school teacher will soon be in the hands of a jury.

Neil Joynt, 75, was charged in 2013 and 2014 with two counts of indecent assault against a male and one count of sexual assault.

Justice Robert Scott heard final submissions on Tuesday afternoon from Joynt's lawyer, Michael Woogh, and Crown attorney Robert Corbella.

The accusations of sexually touching boys date back to 1962, as well as the early 1970s and 1980s.

The names of the three complainants, one almost 70 years old and two others in their late 40s and 50s, are protected by a publication ban.

Woogh said in his submission to the jury of seven men and five women at the Lennox and Addington County Court House in Napanee that two of the three complainants in the case may have a financial motive.  (more...)


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