Man Who Pierced Condoms Convicted of Sex Assault
Girlfriend became pregnant, part of his ploy to save their relationship
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2014 4:08 PM CST

(Newser) – A Canadian man is headed to jail after secretly poking holes in his girlfriend's condoms and making her pregnant, reports the BBC. Craig Hutchinson, 43, admitted doing so because he was worried she was about to leave him, and he thought her being pregnant would keep them together. Instead, she got an abortion and went to police, who charged Hutchinson with aggravated sexual assault. Canada's highest court upheld the conviction and his 18-month sentence today, reports the CBC.

"A person consents to how she will be touched, and she is entitled to decide what sexual activity she agrees to engage in for whatever reason she wishes," says the ruling. "Because of the deliberate deceit of her partner, the sexual activity was not carried out in the manner that the complainant had agreed to." Hutchinson not only goes to jail, his name goes on the nation's sex-offender registry. His scheme may sound far-fetched, but it might be more common than you think.