WINNIPEG - Knowing Winnipeg police were asking questions about him in late 2010 didn't stop a former Ontario child welfare supervisor from allegedly extorting sex from a troubled teen under his wing, a court has heard.
"He called me and told me the cops might try to ask me some questions. He told me not to say anything," the now 22-year-old woman told court.
Later, James Cardy drove the then 19-year-old woman to an empty Osborne Street parking lot, the woman said.
"He grabbed me by the back of my head, telling me to give him (oral sex)," she testified. The woman complied, as she had on two previous occasions, she told court.
Cardy, 62, has pleaded not guilty to seven charges of sex assault, touching for a sexual purpose, invitation to sexual touching, and attempted obstruction of justice.
The offences involved three alleged victims and are alleged to have occurred Jan, 1, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2010, when Cardy was director of family services for Manitou Rapids First Nation.