An Ottawa father says the staying of sexual assault charges against a teen accused of sexually assaulting his young daughter left him and his family feeling angry and frustrated by the criminal justice system.
Three charges against the 15-year-old were stayed Jan. 24, 21 months after the teen was arrested in 2015 following allegations of sexual assault involving toddlers at a home daycare operated by his mother.
The father cannot be named in order to protect the identity his three-year-old daughter, who complained of the alleged abuse.
"Furious. It's really hard to put into words to be honest," he told Kelly Crowe, guest host of CBC Radio's The Current, recalling the moment he heard the judge's decision to stay the charges.