Weird News

Man Jailed in Canada for Sabotaging Condoms
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously upheld the conviction of a man held guilty of sexual assault for poking holes in his girlfriend’s condoms. The court held it was an act meant to trick the woman into becoming pregnant and amounts to sex by misrepresentation.

The condom saboteur, Craig Jaret Hutchinson was sentenced to 18 months in jail in December 2011 after it was found that he had used a pin to put holes in the condoms of her girlfriend in 2006 in a bid to make her pregnant, and prevent a break up.


Last year, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Canada had rejected Hutchinson’s appeal that the sentence was excessive and that the woman had voluntarily consented to sex. However, that court found Hutchinson not guilty of aggravated sexual assault.

Later the Appeal Court of the province overturned the decision and ordered a new trial, where Hutchinson was convicted for sexual assault.

The woman ultimately became pregnant, but she had an abortion, which later led to uterine infection that had to be treated with antibiotics.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Hutchinson had effectively deprived the woman of her ability to consent to sex.

The court observed, “The accused’s condom sabotage constituted fraud … the result that no consent was obtained … We would therefore affirm the conviction and dismiss the appeal.”

Canada’s Supreme Court further observed, “We conclude that where a complainant has chosen not to become pregnant, deceptions that deprive her of the benefit of that choice by making her pregnant, or exposing her to an increased risk of becoming pregnant by removing effective birth control, may constitute a sufficiently serious deprivation for the purposes of fraud vitiating consent.”

The courts decided on the issue upon the presumption that the insistence upon use of condoms by the woman made it clear that protected sex was an essential feature and inseparable component of her consent to sex, and that consent had been obtained by fraud.


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney with motions experience


Seattle office of our client seeks mid-level litigation attorney with 3-5 years of experience, inclu...

Apply Now

Environmental /Land Use Attorney with 2-3 years of experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks environmental /land use attorney with 2-3 years of experien...

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney with 2-5 years of insurance defense experience


Jacksonville office of our client seeks litigation attorney with 2-5 years of previous insurance def...

Apply Now

Land Use, Zoning Attorney with 2-6 years of real estate experience


Fishkill office of our client seeks land use, zoning and development attorney with 2-6 years of comm...

Apply Now


Corporate / Commercial Attorney | Lebanon, NH


Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate / commercial attorney to join its Lebanon o...

Apply now

Business Law Junior Associate | Burlington, VT


Downs Rachlin Martin seeks associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience to join its Commercial an...

Apply now

Business Law Associate | Burlington


Downs Rachlin Martin is seeking an attorney with 4 to 8 years of experience to join its very busy pr...

Apply now

Litigation Associate

USA-NY-New York City

Midtown Manhattan litigation boutique with diverse civil litigation practice seeking associate with ...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top