SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2013 NBCA 12, Mr. P appealed his sentence after pleading guilty to sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, and sexual interference.
Ms. W considered Mr. P to be her uncle and she would visit his home to have sleepovers with her second cousin, Mr. P’s son. She would sleep in Mr. P’s room during the sleepovers. Ms. W was between the ages of 10 and 14 when Mr. P abused her.
She wanted to be a model and Mr. P took photos of her posing in lingerie revealing her genitalia, breasts and buttocks. He touched her vagina, performed oral sex on her, and asked her to touch his penis. He once tried to have sexual intercourse with her while on a camping trip, after which Ms. W stopped sleeping over at his house. He pleaded guilty to these offences and was sentenced to 45 months’ imprisonment.
His appeal of the sentence was dismissed as it was an appropriate sentence for the offence.
Criminal Offence(s): Sexual Assault