Crown plans to overturn conviction

On Oct. 8, 2008, Barrie Police Service investigated a report of an assault at the bus terminal. At that time a 28-year-old male and his 23-year-old girlfriend alleged that her 21-year-old brother attacked and assaulted the older male, causing contusions and swelling to his head, according to police.
The Barrie male was arrested and charged with assault. In February 2010, the male, now 23, was found guilty at his trial where the male and female, now 30 and 25, testified to the assault.
In October 2010, Barrie Police say they became aware that the allegations were falsified and that an assault never occurred. Members of the Barrie Police Service Criminal Investigation Division reopened the investigation and conducted several interviews.
As a result, a 30-year-old Barrie male and a 25-year-old Barrie female were arrested and each charged with perjury and public mischief, say police.
They will appear in court on Jan. 10, 2011. The Crown Attorneys office will make an application to have the conviction overturned on the 23-year-old male.

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