‘Substantial’ sentence for sex assault against Castlegar teenager

A 23 year-old Trail man has begun what RCMP describe as a “substantial” sentence of 34 months in jail after being convicted of sexual assault.

A 23 year-old Trail man has begun what RCMP describe as a “substantial” sentence of 34 months in jail after being convicted of sexual assault.

The assault was committed against a Castlegar teen, Cpl. Dan Pollock said.

“The victim went to the school counselor where she first disclosed it and we became aware of it,” he said.

The man, who will not be named in order to protect the identity of the victim, has already served four months, police said.

As part of his sentence, he is prohibited from being anywhere there may be a child present for the remainder of his life.

“I’ve never seen that before, to be honest,” Pollock said. “That’s a substantial condition.”

He added the order goes on to say “he’s prohibited from attending any high school or where any persons under the age of 16 are present or can reasonably be expected to be present.”

He’s also not allowed to volunteer in any capacity where he would be in a position of authority over people under the age of 16.

/Castlegar News