CBN youth re­ceives one-year sen­tence for sex­ual as­sault

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

A Con­cep­tion Bay North youth guilty of com­mit­ting sex­ual as­sault will spend the next year of his life in a cor­rec­tional fa­cil­ity.

This is after Judge Jac­que­line Brazil sentenced the him to 12 months of se­cure cus­tody and six months of su­per­vi­sion, along with 18 months pro­ba­tion.

The con­victed youth must also sub­mit a DNA sam­ple

“Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion is my pri­mary con­cern,” said Brazil.

Two weeks ago, he was con­victed on seven charges of sex­ual as­sault, in­clud­ing sex­ual in­ter­fer­ence and invitation to sex­ual touch­ing. There is also a charge of pos­sess­ing child pornog­ra­phy.

There were orig­i­nally eight charges, but one of the child pornog­ra­phy charges was re­moved due to its du­plic­i­tous na­ture.

“The facts of the case are disturbing,” said Brazil.

The de­tails of the case, in­clud­ing the name of the con­victed and the vic­tims, are pro­tected by court or­der.

The con­victed has been in cus­tody at the New­found­land and Labrador Youth Cen­tre in Whit­bourne since Sept. 2. It is where he will stay for the re­main­der of his sen­tence.

It is be­lieved the fam­ily of the youth will file an ap­peal, but that has not been con­firmed at this time.

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