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Condom Piercer Faces Jail For Sexual Assault
A man who tricked his girlfriend into becoming pregnant by poking holes in her condoms has had his sexual assault conviction upheld.
Craig Jaret Hutchinson was sentenced to 18 months in jail in December 2011 after piercing the condoms with a pin - part of an elaborate plan to stop his girlfriend dumping him.
The woman, whose identity has been protected, became pregnant but left him anyway.
In the weeks that followed Hutchinson repeatedly texted his ex and revealed what he had done.
She went on to have an abortion but later suffered an infection of her uterus that required treatment with antibiotics.
The case went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada - but on Friday judges unanimously rejected Hutchinson's appeal.
They ruled that he deprived the woman of her ability to consent to sex.
"By any definition, when someone uses a condom, it is part of the sexual activity. It is therefore part of what is or is not consented to," the ruling reads.
"When individuals agree to sexual activity with a condom, they mean an intact condom. They are not merely agreeing to a sexual activity, they are agreeing to how it should take place."
The offence occurred in 2006.
As well as facing jail, Hutchinson will be registered as a sex offender.
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