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CORNER BROOK — The sexual assault case against a former Northern Peninsula man who had his conviction overturned by appeal was dismissed Monday.
The man had been sentenced to four years in jail in 2010 for the sexual assault of his 14-year-old niece by marriage in 2007, a term that was accompanied by concurrent terms of two years for break and entry, another year for wearing a disguise, and three months for uttering threats.
He was found guilty by a jury in Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in Corner Brook, but maintained his innocence even throughout the sentencing hearings. The conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeal.
A retrial scheduled to begin in Corner Brook on Monday did not go ahead after Crown attorney Kari-Ann Pike called no evidence.
He had been accused of breaking into a residence where the girl was asleep, and having vaginal intercourse with her while wearing a mask.
He was also accused of threatening her.
In his 30s at the time the man was alleged to have been intoxicated.