Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Guilty of Sexually Assaulting His Young Stepdaughters

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Guilty of Sexually Assaulting His Young Stepdaughters

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Man guilty of sexually assaulting young girls

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CALGARY - A Calgary court has found a man from Cochrane, Alta., guilty of sexually assaulting his two stepdaughters after a new trial was ordered in the case by the Alberta Court of Appeal.

Allen Dean Griffin, 49, was originally acquitted of abusing his two stepdaughters and his biological daughter over a seven-year period, when the girls were between five and 14 years old.

But the Alberta Court of Appeal ordered a second trial for Griffin, saying that Justice Keith Yamauchi, who presided over the first trial, relied on stereotypes and questioned why the accusations weren't reported sooner.

On Wednesday, Griffin was found guilty of sexual assaulting his stepdaughters, Taylor and Kylie French, but not guilty of sexually assaulting his biological daughter, Jordyn Griffin. …

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