A father in a high-profile sex abuse case has been given more time to appeal a BC Supreme Court ruling that found he abused his children.
It’s the latest development in a case that saw a trial judge blast BC social workers for ignoring his orders not to leave children unsupervised with their father, B.G., who had been accused of sexually abusing them by their mother, J.P.
BC is already appealing a civil ruling that found the province did not act properly.
And now the BC Court of Appeal has granted B.G. an extension to appeal the original trial that labelled him an abuser… even though it was three years ago.
BC’s highest court says this case is extraordinary, and notes there is evidence one expert used at the original trial was a fraud.
The second phase of a report into the province’s handling of the file by retired civil servant Bob Plecas is expected early this summer.