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Steven Kaminski is an Alberta man who was wrongfully accused and tried for raping a co-worker. Consequently, he spent seven years being incarcerated for a crime he did not commit.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2006
Steven Kaminski – finally compensated
OTTAWA — An Alberta man who spent seven years in prison for a sexual assault he didn’t commit was the recipient of a $2.2-million secret settlement by the RCMP for malicious prosecution, Sun Media has learned.
Steven Kaminski was labelled a dangerous offender in a bizarre case his lawyer has described as “unusual beyond belief.” The former chef was convicted in 1992 of raping a co-worker, but it was later revealed the female complainant had sex several times with the Mountie assigned to investigate the case, as well as with a witness called to testify against Kaminski.
Despite his protests the encounter was consensual, Kaminski was found guilty of entering his 24-year-old co-worker’s cabin at a resort near Red Deer and raping her.
Former federal justice minister Martin Cauchon eventually ordered a new trial, but provincial authorities opted not to proceed with a new prosecution.
The whopping $2.2-million payout was quietly listed in the government’s just-released public accounts documents, but the name of the recipient was withheld…. Full story