19-year-old added to sex offender registry for drunk actions

Justin Cantelon will serve 12 months in the community on court ordered restrictions.

PENTICTON - A young man will serve a conditional sentence in the community after he pleaded guilty to sexual assault and unlawfully entering a home.

In October 2013, a complaint was made against Justin M. Cantelon, 19, that Cantelon had entered her bedroom window over the weekend and sexually assaulted her.

Cantelon had been at a party the girl hosted, even though he was uninvited. After being kicked out, Cantelon, who was so intoxicated he couldn’t even tell police his own name, climbed through one of the bedroom windows. He was kicked out by the male in the room, and proceeded to climb into the next room, where the girl and her friend were sleeping.

Cantelon tried to fondle the girl’s breast and stick his hands down her shorts until she got up and left. Cantelon then started biting and kissing the other girl until she woke up and left the room as well.

“I think you just got so damn drunk you didn’t know what you were doing,” said Judge Gale Sinclair.

Sinclair ordered Cantelon to a 12-month conditional sentence to be served in the community of Grand Prairie, where Cantelon lives and works. The conditions include no alcohol or drugs, no firearms, no contact with the victims and a curfew, among others. These are the same restrictions, minus the curfew, of his 18-month probation that follows the sentence.  His name will be on the sex offender registry for 10 years.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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