Photog charged with sex assault

Photog charged with sex assault

There are 53 comments on the CANOE story from Jul 29, 2008, titled Photog charged with sex assault. In it, CANOE reports that:

Douglas Shimizu, 45, of Toronto, charged with sexual assault. A Toronto fashion photographer has been charged with sexually assaulting a model and detectives are asking whether there have been any similar ...

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Lower Sackville, Canada

#41 Sep 17, 2008

Your comment was completely unnecessary and ridiculously rude. You're speaking to this issue as if you personally know this model. She's had one shoot other than this one with the photographer years ago. So maybe you should get your facts straight before expressing your opinion. You disgust me.

Hamilton, Canada

#42 Sep 18, 2008
what was the verdict?

Toronto, Canada

#43 Sep 19, 2008
These cases typically take years before they're heard by the courts. His appearance on September 12th was most likely to set the trial date. It will be a while before we know what the verdict is...

Toronto, Canada

#44 Sep 16, 2012
attempted to Just work with doug
made inappropriate comments right off the bat and when i said "I'm sorry i'm not comfortable" sent me numerous emails calling me a prude? because i didn't want to "barter"-use your imagination in what that means.
he is a creep.

Toronto, Canada

#45 Sep 27, 2012
I want to congratulate all the victim-bashers. Your poor, innocent photographer has just been charged with a second sexual assault:
The accused in any crime is innocent until proven guilty but often where there's smoke, there's fire.

Toronto, Canada

#46 Sep 27, 2012
amelia wrote:
I think it is ridiculous that the police now a days publicly announce an alleged crime and feel the need to show pictures of a person and say he has sexually assaulted someone when this has yet to be proven. This poor mans career is now over and his reputation ruined all because of an "alleged" attack....which will probably end up being some prude stuck up model didnt get her way with something either having to pay too much or not liking the pictures or feedback so she decided to get attention this way.
This happens way too many times and it is disgusting.
While I agree with you about "innocent until proven guilty" it's SO unfair for you to say that most likely it's the model making it up because she didn't like something. If we just go with your mentality, then we get to dismiss every SERIOUS rape case by not taking the victim seriously!

Ajax, Canada

#47 Sep 27, 2012
I know several women who have worked with this photographer. SEVERAL TIMES I heard comments that he was the creepiest dude they have ever encountered. I know people that went to him for regular photography, branding or scenery...and he tried to convince them to take their clothes off...for nude shots etc. His career deserves to be over. If he was reading this comment, he would know exactly what I'm talking about. He needs help. And it would appear, he needs some punishment too. Sick man.

Toronto, Canada

#48 Nov 15, 2012
Anyone have any updates on this case? Next court date? Any other victims come forward? This man is totally unprofessional and hope the second time around has a better outcome. Gives all photographers a bad name.

Markham, Canada

#49 Dec 24, 2012
The verdict of the original trial and defence can be found here.


#50 Apr 11, 2013
Any word on Mr S?? He was charged a second time and this time was found guilty? If so, would he be sentenced to jail time? I'm curious where he is, or if he is still out there shooting?

Toronto, Canada

#51 Apr 13, 2013
Hello beautiful Canadian ladies I am Christoph French photographer and I very much like find some hidden talents this trip to Toronto. Have work with Elle and Milan Fashion Week have resume and portfolio of work Working now in Liberty Village area have nice open space to work with city views. Email only serious please
[email protected]
Doug Shimizu updates

Fairfax, VA

#52 Apr 27, 2013
Why would you post looking for talent in a thread about a photographer charged for sexual assault, what a creep. Im also looking for information on Doug Shimizu and whats going on with the court case. If anyone has anay updates please, please post them here. I can't find anything online and he deserves to have karma come around.
Doug Shimizu kingaloha

Los Angeles, CA

#53 Aug 27, 2013

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