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Canada Sexsomnia defendant Karl Antonius fired by Boreal Metals Corp.

16:30  30 november  2019
16:30  30 november  2019 Source:   vancouversun.com

Accused in 'sexsomnia' case denies having sex with alleged victim

  Accused in 'sexsomnia' case denies having sex with alleged victim A man who claims he has a sleep disorder known as “sexsomnia” denied Tuesday any knowledge of having had sex with a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by him. Karl Richard Antonius, 51, made the statement as he took the stand in his own defence at his trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. The Vancouver businessman has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexually assaulting a woman he’d taken out on a blind date in September 2015. He Karl Richard Antonius, 51, made the statement as he took the stand in his own defence at his trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.

The man charged with sexual assault of a woman on a blind date in 2015 — and whose defence is based on a sleep disorder known as sexsomnia — has been fired by his employer. Karl Richard Antonius , the 51-year-old president of B.C. registered Boreal Metals Corp

Boreal Metals Corp . (“ Boreal ”) is a mineral exploration company focused on the discovery of Zinc, Copper, Silver, Gold and Cobalt deposits in Boreal Metals Corp . Funds will be raised in incremental stages as milestones are reached, with pricing reflective of exploration and development success.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Karl Richard Antonius at court on Monday. © Jason Payne Karl Richard Antonius at court on Monday.

The man charged with sexual assault of a woman on a blind date in 2015 — and whose defence is based on a sleep disorder known as sexsomnia — has been fired by his employer.

Karl Richard Antonius, the 51-year-old president of B.C.-registered Boreal Metals Corp., has been asked to tender his immediate resignation, according to a press release from the company late Friday.

“Boreal Metals. Corp. announces that Karl Richard Antonius’ position as president of the company has been terminated for cause,” the statement reads.

“Mr. Antonius failed to make a timely and adequate disclosure to the company’s board of directors of his role in court proceedings in B.C. that have been the subject of media reporting this week. Mr. Antonius is no longer an officer or employee of the company.”

Sexsomnia defence by man accused of Vancouver sexual assault a 'charade': Crown

  Sexsomnia defence by man accused of Vancouver sexual assault a 'charade': Crown Prosecutors suggested Wednesday that a man who claims he had a sleep disorder known as sexsomnia and is therefore not guilty of sexual assault is engaging in a charade to save himself and his relationship with his girlfriend. Crown counsel Alan Ip made the suggestion during his cross-examination of Karl Richard Antonius, 51, who has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a woman during a blind date in September 2015. Ip suggested that the Crown counsel Alan Ip made the suggestion during his cross-examination of Karl Richard Antonius, 51, who has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a woman during a blind date in September 2015.

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Karl Richard Antonius — the president and CEO for Boreal Metals Corp — has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a woman he'd taken out for a blind A Canadian executive who has been accused of sexual assault said at his trial this week that he was experiencing “ sexsomnia ” when the alleged

Antonius is on trial for one count of sexual assault that is being heard in B.C. Supreme Court.

The release explains that because Antonius failed to notify the board of the charges, he is required to immediately tender his resignation, “failing which the company intends to take steps to remove Mr. Antonius as a director.”

The release is signed by company CEO Patricio Varas.

“Boreal will make no further comment on this matter as it is currently before the courts.”

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During the ongoing trial, Antonius’ defence called several witnesses, including his mother and a girlfriend, to testify about sleeping issues he claims to have experienced throughout his life.

The trial has heard that at the time of the alleged 2015 assault, Antonius had sexsomnia, a condition in which a person behaves very much like someone sleepwalking and therefore is acting involuntarily and not responsible for their actions.

In April, the complainant, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban, testified that she was sexually assaulted during a date with Antonius.

The trial resumes in January.

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