The Toronto Star

Ex-JP's sex charges dropped
Jun. 11, 2003

Ten charges of sexual assault levelled against a former justice of the peace in Scarborough have been withdrawn after the crown attorney told the court that continuing the prosecution does not serve the public interest.

Regis Jogendre, 70, was originally charged with 11 counts. He was acquitted May 13 of one charge in connection with an incident on a subway train involving an 18-year-old woman.

The other 10 charges were in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred between June, 1997, and March, 1999. The complainants saw Jogendre in an official capacity as a JP, Crown Attorney Susan Chapman said. She cited the defendant's resignation in light of these allegations and his poor health as reasons for dropping the charges.