Steven Kaminski Finally Compensated

Updated 2019 03 06: Expanded article and added links to related articles.

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


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