Jian Ghomeshi Found Not Guilty Of All Sexual Assault Charges Against Him

Judge cites 'reasonable doubt'

A Toronto judge has found former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi not guilty of three sexual assault charges that had been brought against him. In his ruling the judge ruled the evidence presented was not sufficient; that the evidence raised reasonable doubt,  adding even if you believe the accused is probably or likely guilty, that’s not sufficient. Ghomeshi had pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, related to three complainants, who alleged incidents occurred in 2002 and 2003. The charges included four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. There is a 30-day period during which the Crown can appeal the decision. Ghomeshi still must stand trial on a single count of sexual assault dating from an alleged incident of workplace harassment in 2008, is scheduled for June 6.