The trial of David Robert Hope for the sexual assault, unlawful confinement and robbery of two University of Victoria international students in January of 2017 has taken a strange turn.
Jean Nadeau, an inmate at the Matsqui Institute in Abbotsford serving a sentence for sexual assault, claimed Tuesday that he actually committed the crimes that Hope is accused of.
The two victims in the case previously detailed opening their front door to a man who ordered them to remove their clothes and then sexually assaulted them.
Following the assault, they said they led him to a nearby bank machine, taking out cash to give him before fleeing to a nearby Starbucks.
Nadeau and Hope Shared Prison Unit
According to the Times Colonist, Nadeau testified that he met Hope while they were both being held in pre-trial custody.
On February 16, a DNA expert told the Jury that Hope’s DNA was found at the scene.
A tech expert also testified that multiple searches of media reports about the alleged attack were made on a phone Hope used.
Nadeau is expected to testify again today.