A former junior hockey billet and gym teacher from Kingston, Ont., has been found not guilty at his retrial for historical sexual crimes against two former students.
In the ruling Tuesday, Justice Patrick Hurley said there was a lack of reliability regarding the evidence presented by the complainants, and expressed doubt about one complainant’s memory.
Oliver Abergel, Joynt’s lawyer, said he and his client were pleased with Hurley’s decision.
“It was a very reasoned, very careful and detailed judgment of the evidence,” Abergel said. “Mr. Joynt has always maintained he did not do this. He never did this, and he does feel vindicated today.”
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