Native Teen Begins Testimony At Kindrat Trial

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 13:39



An Aboriginal teenager has begun testifying in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting her on a country road in rural Saskatchewan six years ago.


The girl, who was 12 at the time, told court she had a fight with her parents that morning in September 2001.


She said she left her home in Porcupine Plain and walked to the nearest town, where she met the accused, Jeffrey Kindrat, and two other men.


The men offered her a ride and convinced her to drink beer by telling her she could trust them.


Yesterday, the jury watched the tape of an interview police did with Kindrat.


On the tape, Kindrat said that he was intending to have sex with the girl, but couldn’t because of his condition.


This is Kindrat’s second trial on the alleged assault.


Jeffrey Brown is scheduled to have his second trial this fall.


Dean Edmonson was convicted of sexual assault and has already served his two years of house arrest.


(courtesy of Broadcast News)