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Summerland man enters guilty plea

Summerland resident Joshua Roberts pled guilty in Penticton court on March 23.
March 23, 2015 - 12:30 PM

PENTICTON - A Summerland man has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge stemming from an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

Joshua J. Roberts entered the plea to sexual exploitation from a relationship with a 17-year-old girl that lasted for almost a year. Roberts originally faced five counts from what was described as a consensual relationship that ended just before the girl’s 18th birthday.

The Crown asked for a pre-sentence report and a psychiatric assessment, following which the remaining four counts against Roberts were stayed.

Judge Brad Chapman ordered the assessment to evaluate the "risk going forward.” 

A pre-sentencing hearing is scheduled to take place May 27.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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