Okanagan man sentenced to over three years for child sexual abuse - InfoNews

Current Conditions


Okanagan man sentenced to over three years for child sexual abuse

November 26, 2018 - 3:52 PM

VERNON - An Okanagan man is facing almost four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a minor.

The accused — whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim — appeared in Vernon Provincial Court today, Nov. 26, for sentencing. He had pleaded guilty to invitation to sexual touching of a person under the age of 16. He was sentenced to 42 months in prison.

The accused, who kept his head down for the majority of the proceedings, admitted to sexually abusing a young girl over a period of seven years from mid-2009 to early-2017. The abuse occurred, on average, two or three times a month.

A Gladue report was filed on the accused, where he revealed he'd been sexually abused as a child.

Crown asked for a sentence between two and five years, while the defense asked for a term between 18 months and two years less a day. The judge settled on the three-and-a-half years.

The accused will submit his DNA for processing and he'll be on the National Sex Offender Registry for 20 years. He's prohibited from being near playgrounds, school grounds, and similar areas for seven years.

His prison sentence begins immediately.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Sean Mott or call (250) 864-7494 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2018
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments
  • Rewards for missing pets occupy legal grey zone
    KELOWNA - John Brooke was walking in the woods near Glenrosa two weeks ago when his dog Gus went missing. Brooke said he lost sight of his dog and spent the next two hours whistling for him to no
  • UPDATE: No injuries in Trans-Canada Highway avalanche
    REVELSTOKE — The Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke is currently closed after an avalanche hit this afternoon. A small natural avalanche occurred 46 km east of Revelstoke at about 1
  • Salmon Arm man fined $3,000 for poaching cow moose
    SALMON ARM - A Salmon Arm man has been fined $3,000 and had two firearms confiscated for poaching a cow moose out of season. B.C. Conservation Officer Service spokesperson Tanner Beck said t
  • TRENDING NOW: Voice actress trolls scammer
    %%nodefaultimage%% Rosie Okumura is a California-based artist who likes to have a little fun with scammers. In the first part of the video she explains the scam that targets film indus
  • Sunny and warm in the Okanagan this week
    KELOWNA  - It looks like spring has arrived with a vengeance in the Okanagan a couple of days before the official date. Environment Canada is offering a simple forecast for the ent
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile