Authorities say the girls ranged in estimated ages from five to years-old. One of the complainants, then 14, testified she was in the wave pool when she heard other girls saying someone was touching them. Lester said there was no evidence to confirm the person pointed out by the girls was the one responsible for the alleged touching, and no evidence he was the same person later followed by pool staff. As Julia Wong reports, the judge found the witness testimony was unreliable. Memos suggest Saudi threats chilled support for Canadian tweets Canada 'I'm in shock: Because of that, more serious charges were not filed. But she also said evidence must be reliable and it would be an injustice to convict due to inconsistencies.
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The suspect was identified by police as year-old Melvin Hock. Three different biker groups showed up at the Edmonton courtroom Friday to support the complainants. The attorneys representing the seven defendants say their clients have been scrutinized, their faces put on the news for alleged lewd acts against girls under the age of Eight men and a woman who were captured on surveillance footage at the park are now wanted for questioning by police in connection to the incident. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report spam or abuse. Please see our Commenting Policy for more. She said the girls gave a range of descriptions of the suspect: