Tariq even if they did not obtain the elevator footage, based on the credibility of K. If you would be willing to share your experience with The Globe and Mail, please email rdoolittle globeandmail. Wright woke up naked in the front seat of her van, with faint memories of her head hitting something over and over. Sexual assault cases almost never hinge on whether a sex act occurred. While some investigators may feel they are sparing a victim unnecessary pain by putting them through a potentially unsuccessful trial, K. He told investigators what happened was consensual. Carl Douglas Snelgrove, who is married, took advantage of the intoxicated woman. An officer may believe a complainant, but if the evidence is such that, even in a best-case scenario, the odds of a conviction are slim, police may make a decision not to invest too much time in the investigation. Even if Taylor was tested the moment she arrived at the hospital, forensic toxicologist James Wigmore told The Globe, working backward from the levels on record, her blood alcohol would have been between and , which still makes her version of events plausible. The case was closed as unfounded — meaning no crime occurred or was attempted. She told the court that the drugs made her paranoid and caused her to hallucinate. This presents a Catch for victims. Additionally, the unique stigma that comes with a sexual assault charge — which can stay with an accused even if a judge finds them innocent — can deter investigators from making an arrest in borderline cases. Detective Anthony Williams, who investigated K. More often than not, consent is the focus of an investigation, and the influence of alcohol complicates what are already notoriously difficult cases to prove.