Not guilty verdict for convicted sex offender

Convicted sex offender Ronald Teneycke was found not guilty today of sexual assault on a woman hitchhiker he picked up near the Penticton airport July 31, 2011.

The 50-year-old South Okanagan man was found not guilty of two counts of sexual assault and dismissed on one count of assault with a weapon and one count of unlawful confinement, according to multiple media reports. Teneycke made headlines when he was released to the community after serving 10 years in prison for sexual offences.

 

While the judge in his trial said some points of Teneycke's testimony were truthful and reliable, he had serious doubts about what happened where the alleged assault took place. The judge added that other points of Teneycke's testimony regarding events were unconvincing and at times verging on nonsense and didn't meet the burden of proof, according to Global BC.


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