Judge convicts trio in torture of man lured to northeast Calgary home


All three offenders stay at liberty pending a sentencing listening to

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One in every of three suspects within the brutal beating and sexual assault of a Calgary man inside a northeast residence broke down in tears Monday as a choose discovered her responsible for her position within the assault.

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Christina Schollen checked out her companion within the courtroom gallery and started to weep as Justice Charlene Anderson dominated she was greater than a passive get together to the torture of their sufferer.

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Anderson discovered Schollen, Carol Nordvall and Richard Wayne Parsons responsible of a number of prices in reference to the April 15, 2019 assault in a Bridgeland residence, the place the sufferer was lured beneath a promise of intercourse for cash.

However moments after coming into the residence after being led from the road by Schollen, the sufferer, whose id is protected by a publication ban, was jumped.

Anderson dominated Schollen was conscious of the deliberate assault and due to this fact a celebration to the aggravated assault that occurred.

The sufferer was crushed by three males, together with Parsons, with fists and what he believed was a fish bonker, earlier than being tied up and dragged to the basement.

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There the assault continued, the place he was burned with cigarettes, repeatedly struck by Parsons with a socket wrench and kicked within the face.

At one level Nordvall reduce the again of the sufferer’s denims earlier than he was sexually assaulted each anally and orally with a intercourse toy.

Anderson convicted Nordvall and Parsons of a number of prices, essentially the most critical being aggravated assault and sexual assault with a weapon.

Crown prosecutor Todd Buziak final week stayed a sexual assault cost in opposition to Schollen after the sufferer testified she didn’t participate within the assault within the basement.

Defence attorneys Adriano Iovinelli, Kelsey Sitar and Shelley Moore had argued the sufferer’s testimony wasn’t credible and Anderson ought to have an affordable doubt about what occurred contained in the Thomson Ave. N.E. residence.

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However the Courtroom of King’s Bench choose agreed with Buziak there was adequate proof to convict all three.

“The bodily proof strains up with (the sufferer’s) proof,” Anderson mentioned.

“I agree with the Crown there may be substantial corroborative proof that helps (his) proof.”

Amongst these items of proof had been the sufferer’s torn denims which police later discovered within the residence and video on a cellphone exhibiting a part of the sexual abuse.

Digital financial institution transfers to Nordvall’s account from the sufferer totalling $12,000 additionally supported his testimony.

“Watching the violence on the video leaves little question why (the sufferer) would have offered the passcodes (to his accounts),” she mentioned.

All three offenders stay at liberty pending a sentencing listening to.

The case is again in court docket Friday for scheduling.


On Twitter: @KMartinCourts

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