Trial begins for Whatì man accused of raping 13-year-old

Warning: This report contains details of a sexual assault case, as heard in court, that readers may find disturbing.

A 16-year-old girl testified she was raped by a much older man in August 2016 as the man’s jury trial began in a Yellowknife courtroom.

The girl described having “non-consensual sex” at the age of 13 with Cory Ross Nitsiza, who was then 27, during a night of alcohol and cannabis use in Whatì. Under Canadian law, the age of consent is 16. The girl is entitled to anonymity.

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Nitsiza faces one count of sexual assault. Tuesday was the first day on which Supreme Court jurors heard testimony in a case expected to be handed to them for a verdict on Thursday.

Under questioning by Crown prosecutor Trevor Johnson,

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