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Former QMJHL player Noah Corson found guilty of sexual assault

Judge ruled Corson, whose father is Barrie native and former NHLer Shayne Corson, did not take 'all reasonable measures' to verify victim's age

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Former Quebec Major Junior Hockey League player Noah Corson, whose father is Barrie native and former NHLer Shayne Corson, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 16 in 2016.

In a decision dated today, Quebec court Judge Paul Dunnigan said Noah Corson did not take "all reasonable measures" to verify the age of the victim, who was 15 years old at the time.

She was assaulted in Drummondville, Que., about 100 kilometres northeast of Montreal, during group sex involving two other minors accused in the case.

The victim's identity is protected by a publication ban.

Noah Corson, a former player with the Victoriaville Tigres, was 18 at the time of the assault.

His lawyer, Jasmin Laperle, told reporters today that the judge did not consider the credibility of witnesses who testified in the case.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 9, 2024.

The Canadian Press