Comment 111813

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted May 28, 2015 at 14:31:38

I think that some of the confusion in the comments is due to the fact that the term “Sexual Assault” includes nonconsensual sexual touching. Rape no longer exists as a term in Canadian criminal law. Needless to say, forcible sexual intercourse is a lot less common than nonconsensual sexual touching.

Which is not to say that nonconsensual sexual touching is OK. Quite the opposite! Of particular concern to me are overcrowded public transit vehicles that bump and lurch over every pothole in our crappy Hamilton roads. This inevitably throws people against each other. Particularly standees packed into the bus and each other. Throughout my life, I have seen some “accidental” contact that looked somewhat suspicious to my eyes.

Of course, it is impossible to prove beyond reasonable doubt that anything criminal was going on. So the important lesson is to provide adequate public transit service so that public transit vehicles are not overcrowded and facilitating sexual gropers.

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