SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2017 ONSC 6529, Mr. G, a 35-year-old man, pleaded guilty to three counts of voyeurism and six counts of sexual assault against nine victims that occurred over a six-year period.
Mr. G surreptitiously filmed consensual and non-consensual activity with multiple women. Some images showed Mr. G sexually touching the women while they were sleeping, others showed the women nude or semi-nude while they were sleeping. The victims included his girl-friend at the time, women he met on the internet, women who he had a sexual relationship with, a woman he had a platonic friendship with, and a woman who lived in the same apartment as him. Mr. G also admitted to surreptitiously taking screenshots of two separate women during sexual video chats and taking photographs of a babysitter while she was sleeping, how-ever, he was not charged for those recordings. The courts recognized that he had a pattern of behaviour, befriending women and then abusing them while they were sleeping.
He was sentenced to a global sentence of 8.9 years, as well as a 6-year long-term supervision order and was designated a long-time offender. Ancillary orders included providing a sample of DNA, a weapons prohibition for life, and a lifetime registration under the Sex Offender Information Registration Act.
Also see: 2017 ONSC 6529 (Addendum to sentencing); 2017 ONSC 6250 (Sentencing, long term offender designation).
Criminal Offence(s): Sexual Assault