The Canadian PressApril 10, 2014 10:07
HALIFAX - A sexually explicit document from 1969 became the focus of a lawsuit Thursday launched by a Nova Scotia man wrongfully convicted of statutory rape.
The RCMP say the document is based on a statement Gerald Barton gave to a senior Mountie investigating an alleged case of rape in Jordantown, N.S.
In the statement, Barton is quoted as saying he had consensual sex with a 14-year-old girl, who later gave birth to a boy.
It was used to convict Barton, then 19, of having sex with a female between the ages of 14 and 16. He was sentenced to a year of probation.