Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Complainant in Hawkes case 'very emotional, very clear,' prosecutor says

KENTVILLE, N.S. -- His face streaked with tears, the middle-aged man put his head in his hands and breathed heavily.

Testifying about an alleged sexual encounter with Brent Hawkes as a teen more than 40 years ago, his face was red with emotion. The man declined suggestions, however, that he should take a break from the witness stand.

"I think this is as good as it's going to get," the man quietly said of his emotional state Tuesday.

It was his first day of testimony at the well-known Toronto pastor's trial on charges of indecent assault and gross indecency. The man, the complainant in the case, will return to the stand Thursday after an off-day Wednesday.  (more...)


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