Charges stayed for former UManitoba prof

March 19, 2019

A sexual assault charge against former University of Manitoba music professor Steve Kirbyhas been stayed by the Crown attorney, reports CBC. The charges involved a student who told police that she was sexually assaulted “on multiple occasions” by Kirby between September 2014 and January 2017. Kirby parted ways with the university after an internal investigation found that he made inappropriate sexual comments and contact with a female student. The Winnipeg Free Press states that the prosecutor says the decision to have the criminal charge stayed was “made with the alleged victim in mind.” Winnipeg Free Press (Subscription Required) | CBC (MB)