CFN – I wish to make a sincere apology to viewers of CFN. Wednesday we ran a story about the numbers on Sexual Assaults on Cornwall Ontario.
We were supplied with some erroneous data on assaults. The correct data actually show that Cornwall had more Sexual Assaults in 2012 than in 2010, the year it had the highest score in Canada according to Maclean’s magazine. Our original story has been taken down.
The integrity of our coverage of any story is critically important to CFN and myself personally.
To err is human, but with a subject as important as the victims of horrible crimes here in Cornwall; especially after Project Truth, there can be no room for errors.
I apologize to any victims of Sexual Assault that were upset by our earlier report. The numbers clearly show that we have a large way to go as a community to address the issues of how people are treated in our city.
2008 – 96
2009 – 85
2010 – 65
2011 – 74
2012 – 90
Jamie Gilcig – Editor – The Cornwall Free News.