The Supreme Court of Canada has announced to release a decision Friday on a closely watched appeal of a Nova Scotia man, Craig Jaret Hutchinson, who has been convicted of sexual assault for poking holes in his girlfriend’s condoms. Mr. Hutchinson was sentenced for 18-month in December 2011, after the court found that he poked holes in his girlfriend’s condoms hoping to get her pregnant so that she would not break up with him.
Later on, Hutchinson’s former girlfriend, whose identity is not being made public, did become pregnant after they broke up and she found out what Hutchinson did to her condoms. However, she chose to have an abortion, which led to a uterine infection that was eventually treated with antibiotics. Now, The Supreme Court has to determine whether Hutchinson’s trickery on condom supersedes his girlfriend’s consent to sex or not. Initially tried on a charge of aggravated sexual assault, Hutchinson was acquitted but later The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal reversed that decision and ordered a new trial.