Niagara man cleared of sex assault charge wins defamation suit against accuser

After a sexual assault charge against a Niagara Region man was withdrawn, he went on to sue his accuser in small claims court — and won.

After an eight day trial in Welland spread out over a year, where both parties were self-represented, a deputy judge concluded that the woman lied to the police about the sexual assault and awarded the man $18,842 to cover his legal fees from the criminal court case, as well as $5,000 in damages.

 

https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2017/08/23/niagara-man-cleared-of-sex-assault-charge-wins-defamation-suit-against-accuser.html