Woman awarded $215,000 settlement vs Toronto Police Service Board for sexual assault by on duty officer

    Setting 3 Precedents 29 Years Later

    TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - On Nov 12th 2008 Marian Evans, after an emotional
29 years, weeps with mixed emotions after receiving judgment in her favor
against the Toronto Police Service Board and former Constable David Sproule,
son of the Head of the Morality Squad for the then Metropolitan Toronto
    The Toronto Police Service Board and their legal team claimed to have
filed an appeal on December 12, 2008. Since discovering the appeal was never
filed Marian Evans has now received all awards from the TPSB and David
    During a traffic stop on January 6, 1979 on an-duty police officer
Constable David Sproule ordered Marian Evans to enter an unmarked police
cruiser. He drove her to a deserted area, held her captive for 2/1/2 hrs and
proceeded to sexually assault her.
    On Sept 8th, 2008 the Toronto Police Service Board and former Constable
David Sproule were forced to face the repercussions of the assault in an
emotional nine day trial. David Sproule refused to attend. The Police Service
Board, represented by Defense Lawyer Douglas O. Smith of Borden Ladner Gervais
LLP, were proven guilty for negligence, and vicarious liability and ordered to
pay $215,000 plus legal fees by Justice Sandra Chapnik. David Sproule was also
proven guilty and ordered to pay $25,000 in punitive damages. The outcome of
the trial resulted in setting 3 Precedents in Canada.
    Today Marian's stamina persists as she completes her book and voices her
story encouraging women of abuse and sexual assault to come forward so that
these issues are known and addressed.

    If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an
interview with Marian Evans, please call Adam Evans at (416) 875-0395 or email
Adam at PR@MarianEvans.com

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For further information: Marian Evans, Tel: (416) 879-0153, Email:

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