Judge wants more in­for­ma­tion be­fore sex case sen­tence

Calgary Herald - - CITY+REGION - KEVIN MARTIN KMartin@post­media.com On Twit­ter: @KMart­inCourts

Cal­gar­ian Michael Wozny was on pa­role for man­slaugh­ter when he con­vinced a 14-year-old Carstairs girl to per­form a sex act on him, court heard Fri­day.

Read­ing from a state­ment of agreed facts, Crown pros­e­cu­tor Deanna Dal­seide Haase said the convicted killer had gone to the cen­tral Al­berta town in Au­gust 2014, to sell cig­a­rettes and mar­i­juana. There he met his teenage vic­tim, the pros­e­cu­tor said.

“The ac­cused in­sisted the com­plainant per­form oral sex on him,” Dal­seide Haase told Court of Queen’s Bench Jus­tice David Gates.

“The com­plainant was afraid to say no and com­plied.”

Over the course of the next few days he sex­u­ally mo­lested her on two other oc­ca­sions, in­clud­ing an in­ci­dent in which he video­taped the abuse on his cell­phone, Dal­seide Haase said.

Both she and de­fence coun­sel Katherin Beyak agreed a sen­tence of two years, mi­nus credit for re­mand time, was ad­e­quate for Wozny, now 33, who pleaded guilty to sex­ual in­ter­fer­ence.

But Gates said he needed more in­for­ma­tion be­fore de­ter­min­ing whether he could ac­cept the joint rec­om­men­da­tion from the lawyers.

He ad­journed the case to Novem­ber, to set a date to con­tinue the sen­tenc­ing hear­ing.

At the time of the as­saults, Wozny was on pa­role from a nearly fiveyear sen­tence he was serv­ing for man­slaugh­ter in the killing of a Cal­gary man.

Wozny and Alexan­der Vuozzo went to the home of Kevin Bowser on Jan. 9, 2008, with the in­ten­tion of steal­ing his mar­i­juana.

But when the break-in went south, Wozny fled and Vuozzo, who was later convicted of mur­der, stabbed the vic­tim with a ma­chete.

Wozny re­mains in cus­tody pend­ing a res­o­lu­tion to his case.

The ac­cused in­sisted the com­plainant per­form oral sex on him. The com­plainant was afraid to say no and com­plied.


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