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Ex-McGill Redmen should have been charged: alleged sex assault victim

11/20/2014 08:37 EST | Updated 01/20/2015 05:59 EST
While sexual assault charges against three former McGill  University students were dropped this week, the controversy surrounding their case remains.

The alleged victim told CBC News that the decision to drop the charges was a mistake

"The way our system works is it switches it around to make it seem like I'm the bad one," she said.

Back in 2011, when she was 18, she said she met two McGill Redmen football players at a bar. She and a friend followed them to a nearby apartment. That's where she said she was sexually assaulted by three men.

"You go over every single detail of that night in your head over and over and over again," she said.

She reported the case to police a week later. The men were charged months later with sexual assault and they were all kicked off McGill's football team

But this week, the charges were dropped by the Crown. The men maintained their innocence all along.

"We haven't had time to argue anything yet. It was consensual from beginning," said defence lawyer Debora De Thomas.

The woman disputes that and says she doesn't believe the prosecution should have dropped the case.  

"We had so many witnesses ready to testify but apparently that didn't really matter anymore," she said.

The prosecution would only confirm new evidence emerged, saying it doesn't take such decisions lightly.

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