The father at the centre of a politicized child abuse case is arguing a B.C. Supreme Court judge made some serious errors in ruling he molested his child.
In a B.C. Court of Appeal factum, the father – identified as B.G. – accuses Justice Paul Walker of relying on problematic expert testimony to support a finding of abuse, even though other experts believed the abuse likely never occurred.
He claims one American psychologist relied upon had never interviewed any of the children nor the father, just the children’s mother – identified as J.P. – who hired her.
The father also argues the judge should have recused himself from the case’s second trial after being involved in the first one.
He goes on to suggest the judge incorrectly was expecting B.G. to prove his innocence, not for the other side to prove he actually did it.
A police investigation was unable to substantiate abuse allegations, and no charges were laid.
The province is also appealing the ruling.
Its social workers were blasted for giving the father unsupervised access, against the judge’s orders, that resulted in kids being molested.
You can read the opening statement filed by B.G. here: