JustResearch Edition no. 13

Table 2: Most Serious Decision in Cases of Child Sexual Exploitation (2002/2003)

Child Sexual Abuse
  Guilty Acquitted Stayed/Withdrawn Other
N (row%) % Ind N (row%) % Ind N (row%) % Ind N (row%) % Ind
Sexual interference - s. 151 669 (37.3%) 65% 155 (8.6%) 66% 741 ( 41.3%) 39% 227 (12.7%) 67%
Invitation to sexual touching - s. 152 113 (40.4%) 55% 10 (3.6%) 75% 124 ( 44.3%) 47% 33 (11.8%) 74%
Sexual exploitation - s.153 110 (31.2%) 60% 25 (7.1%) 67% 178 ( 50.4%) 37% 40 (11.3%) 71%
Incest - s.155 16 (38.1%) - 1 (2.4%) - 17 ( 40.5%) - 8 (19.0%) -
Anal intercourse - s.159 3 ( 7.1%) 67% 2 (4.8%) 100% 36 ( 85.7%) 47% 1 ( 2.4%) 100%
Bestiality with person under 14 - s.160(3) 0 ( 0.0%) 0% 0 (0.0%) 0% 0 ( 0.0%) 0% 0 ( 0.0%) 0%
Exposure to person under 14 - s.173(2) 32 (50.8%) - 4 (6.3%) - 25 ( 39.7%) - 2 ( 3.2%) -
Permitting sexual activity under 18 - s.171 1 (33.3%) - 0 (0.0%) - 2 ( 66.7%) - 0 ( 0.0%) -

Child Prostitution
  Guilty Acquitted Stayed/Withdrawn Other
N (row%) % Ind N (row%) % Ind N (row%) % Ind N (row%) % Ind
Living off the avails - s.212(2) & (2.1) 2 (11.8%) - 1 (5.9%) - 12 (70.6%) - 2 (11.8%) -
Communicates for the purpose - s.212(4) 16 (55.2%) - 1 (3.4%) - 11 (38.0%) - 1 ( 3.4%) -
Parent procuring sexual activity - s.170 0 ( 0.0%) - 0 ( 0.0%) - 0 ( 0.0%) - 0 ( 0.0%) -

Child Pornography
  Guilty Acquitted Stayed/Withdrawn Other
N (row%) % Ind N (row%) % Ind N (row%) % Ind N (row%) % Ind
Production/possess for purposes - s.163.1(2) 8 (34.8%) 100% 2 (8.7%) 0% 11 (47.8%) 33% 2 (8.7%) 100%
Distribution/transmission - s.163.1(3) 15 (54.6%) 75% 0 (0.0%) 0% 11 (39.3%) 55% 2 ( 7.1%) 50%
Possession/accessing - s.163.1(4) & (4.1) 113 (60.4%) 64% 1 (0.5%) 0% 51 (27.2%) 34% 22 (11.8%) 61%
Total 1,098 (38.5%) 62% 202 (7.0%) 65% 1,214 (42.6%) 41% 340 (11.9%) 67%
  1. Since accessing child pornography (s. 163.1(4.1)) came into force July 23, 2002, it is unlikely that any of the possession/accessing cases were accessing only.
  2. The 'Other' category includes all other decisions such as Not Criminally Responsible and Unfit to Stand Trial.
  3. Percentage indictable (% Ind) is provided only for hybrid offences and is an estimate since the Crown election was unknown in a small number of cases.
  4. Percentages do not always total 100% due to rounding error.
  5. Source: Adult Criminal Court Survey, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.