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Burns Lake man sentenced to four years, four days in sexual assault case

The accused pled guilty to one count of sexual assault in May of 2023
A Burns Lake man has been in custody since his arrest in October, 2022 (Black Press Staff)

A Burns Lake man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison on April 17, 2024 after pleading guilty to one count of sexual assault.

The remaining time on the sentence is just over two years (732 days) after time served in pre-sentence custody. His pre-sentence 565 days were credited at 1.5 per day for 848 days time-served.

The court also imposed several ancillary orders on the man’s sentence: a 10-year firearm prohibition, 20-years on the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA) registry, a DNA order and a no contact order with the victim.

The accused man entered a guilty plea to one count of sexual assault on May 16, 2023. The court ordered a pre-sentence report with a psychological assessment. Sentencing was delayed due to defence counsel’s availability.

The guilty party was accused of sexual assault, unlawful confinement and assault on October 2, 2022. A stay of proceedings was directed for the remaining charges at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing.

The man’s name is subject to a publication ban to protect the identity of the victim.

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