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Final arguments in ‘knees together’ case delayed until Tuesday

FILE: The exterior of the Calgary Courts Centre in downtown Calgary. Global News file image

Closing arguments in a sexual assault retrial that was ordered after controversial comments by a Calgary judge during the first trial have been delayed for a day.

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Alexander Wagar was brought to court on Monday in anticipation of final summations from lawyers, but the matter was set over until Tuesday afternoon.

No reason was given for the delay.

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Wagar, who is 29, was acquitted in 2014 by Judge Robin Camp who called the complainant “the accused” throughout that trial and asked her why she couldn’t just keep her knees together.

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The verdict was overturned on appeal and a new trial was ordered.

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The complainant, who is now 24, testified at the retrial that she was at a party in a Calgary home when she was sexually assaulted in December 2011.

 

 

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