Man gets three years for sex­ual as­sault

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - Local -

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.

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