A Quebec City area woman is appealing to the province's justice minister to help bring her alleged sexual assaulter before the courts - a lawyer she says sexually abused her when she was 14.
The woman's lawyer, Marc Bellemare said her client filed the complaint with police in 2009, when witnesses corroborated her version of events. She was 14 at the time.
"She's 29 today and she's still affected by these assaults," Bellemare told CJAD 800 News.
Bellemare said his client was shocked after getting the news recently that the crown would not be going ahead with the case.
"That's what the crown prosecutor told her. She said that she was sincere, there's no problem with her credibility but there would not be accusations," Bellemare said.
Bellemare claimed the man in question failed a lie detector test. They want the justice minister to intervene.
"It's a question of respect for her and it's a question of public interest for all the population of Quebec," Bellemare said.
Bellemare said the lawyer in question is well known and a Liberal Party fundraiser.
"The victim asks herself maybe it's the reason why they don't accuse, I hope it's not so," Bellemare said.
The justice minister is out of the country and his press attaché said in an email to CJAD 800 News he'd try to respond in a week's time.
Bellemare said if their efforts to sway the justice minister fail, they'll turn to the civil courts.