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2018 Scandal: the victim and two other major witnesses have just broken the silence in court


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Elias Edmonson
February 5, 2024  (10:48)
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As reported by the excellent Rick Westhead, we've had some action in the London (Ontario) courthouse in the last few minutes.

"During a 15-minute hearing, lawyers for four current players and one former NHL player spoke to a judge in a London, Ontario, courthouse about the next steps in this case.

The judge ordered a publication ban on the identity of the alleged victim and two witnesses in this case.

Crown Prosecutor Heather Donkers told the court that "substantial" paper and audio evidence collected by the London police in the case – known as disclosure – would be mailed to the players' lawyers today.

The next court date in this case is scheduled for April 30, at which point lawyers will discuss and review the case's disclosure."

Therefore, it is not expected (rightly so) that the identity of the victim will be revealed in this case.
Nor should one expect the identities of the two other witnesses mentioned above to be known. Are they former players of Team Canada Junior 2018? Possibly, but we will probably never know.
It is obviously recalled that at the very beginning of the scandal, eight players were targeted, but today five are charged.
It is also recalled that the London police will hold a major press conference at 2 p.m. this afternoon to give all the details on this file.
Details to follow.
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