Condom piercer loses Supreme Court appeal

Craig Jaret Hutchinson

A Nova Scotia man who admitted he tampered with his girlfriend’s condoms resulting in her pregnancy lost his Supreme Court appeal and must now serve the balance of his 18-month jail sentence on a charge of sexual assault.

Canada’s top court unanimously upheld Craig Jaret Hutchinson’s sexual assault conviction on Friday morning.

In the summer of 2006, Hutchinson thought he could save his flagging relationship by getting his girlfriend pregnant. He surreptitiously poked holes in her condoms.

She eventually became pregnant, but asked for time to think. It was during that period that Hutchinson told her in a series of text messages what he’d done. She called police and had an abortion. A publication ban protects her identity.