Monday, March 05, 2007

Another twist in the Frost case

The father of former National Hockey League player Mike Danton says he has been told that an assault charge against hockey agent David Frost, as well as sexual exploitation charges involving three girls, will be dropped Tuesday when Frost appears in court in Napanee, Ont.

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At 11:34 AM, March 05, 2007, Blogger Tyler said...

Take this as a lesson to apply in your future journalistic endeavours James: just because lots and lots of charges are laid, it doesn't mean that they have the necessary evidence. Now we'll see what happens to the rest of the charges.

 
At 12:18 PM, March 05, 2007, Blogger sager said...

Well, what happens in the legal system and what happens between people are two different things.

Not that I'm an expert on civil litigation, but there could be civil suits out of this.

 
At 12:36 PM, March 05, 2007, Blogger Tyler said...

Well, what happens in the legal system and what happens between people are two different things.

Sure. At the time this all went down though, I was skeptical of their ability to get convictions, given the passage of time. The burden of proof is lower in a civil case but given that it's unclear whether Frost has the money to satisfy a judgment and that the complainants may well be having second thoughts about proceeding or have difficulties with their version of events, I wouldn't say a civil action would necessarily be successful either.

 
At 1:35 PM, March 05, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Take this as a lesson to apply in your future journalistic endeavours James: just because lots and lots of charges are laid, it doesn't mean that they have the necessary evidence.

I don't think that's what I had originally said.

 
At 3:07 PM, March 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyler.
What is your legal and journalistic background?
You seem to know everything.
James works in the sports department of a major Canadian daily newspaper, he's not working for some backwater weekly newspaper.
I'm sure he'll take your advice to heart, seeing that he's advanced further in his journalistic career than 99 per cent of other journalist grads ever do.

 
At 8:44 PM, March 05, 2007, Anonymous quinte said...

Just to cover some points....this case started three weeks after Mike Jefferson was arrested in 2004, the interviews and questioning for all of us began and continued all over the world-for two and a half years straight. This May it will be three years since my interview. The police have taken this as far as they possibly can...until more people step forward and stop protecting DF then nothing will ever change. He has tore apart more lives in the past 12 years then anyone can imagine... eye witnesses, photographs and first hand accounts have not been enough...will someone please tell me how much more one person needs to convict him????

 

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