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鈥楢 sexually mature young woman鈥: B次元官网网址 lawyer reprimanded over argument 14-year-old girl 鈥榥ot a child鈥

鈥淚 obviously didn鈥檛 express what my meaning was with sufficient clarity,鈥 B次元官网网址 lawyer聽Gary McCallum testified. 鈥淚 realized it could be read badly once everybody started reading it badly.鈥

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The discipline panel said that there was no legal basis for lawyer Gary McCallum to have made the statement, and that his affidavit was 鈥渞eplete with hyperbole, derision and contempt.鈥


A long-time B次元官网网址 lawyer has been reprimanded and reminded to avoid re-victimizing survivors of sexual violence after he was found guilty of professional misconduct for stating in court records on behalf of a children鈥檚 aid society that a 14- or 15-year-old girl is not a child, but a 鈥渟exually mature young woman.鈥

Gary McCallum had made the statement in an affidavit in 2018 while defending against a sexual abuse lawsuit on behalf of Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services.

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