Man gets three years for sexual assault
A man convicted earlier this year of sexually assaulting an acquaintance who later committed suicide is on his way to a federal penitentiary.
A Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench justice sentenced Glen Whitstone to three years in prison Friday following an emotional hearing in which a suicide note served as the victim impact statement.
Relatives of the victim appeared in court to hear her last words read aloud in front of Whitstone, an acquaintance who molested her in front of her sleeping young son on the Red Pheasant First Nation south of the Battlefords in 2004.
The woman died before Whitstone’s trial began. Videotaped statements she made to the RCMP prior to her death formed part of the evidence used to convict him.
As part of his sentence Whitstone was ordered to surrender a DNA sample for the national databank and will be prohibited from owning or possessing firearms after his release. Information about him will also be added to the national sex offender registry.