Black Lake Man Acquitted of Sexual Assault

Monday, March 15, 2004 at 15:08



Crown prosecutors haven’t decided whether they will appeal a “not guilty” verdict reached in a sexual assault trial last week in La Ronge.


A jury acquitted 24-year-old Jason Toutsaint of Black Lake, who was facing a single charge of sexual assault.


The trial is believed to be the first jury trial to be held in La Ronge in more than a decade.


Toutsaint was charged on February 22nd, 2002 following a complaint issued by a woman in Black Lake.


A publication ban prevents us from releasing details about testimony heard during the trial.