Thursday, February 24, 2011

Convicted child molester/dad to serve 2 years in jail for sexually assaulting daughter, niece (Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)

Of course, it's an UNNAMED DAD. With no mention of a mother in the home. Was there one?


Child molester assaulted daughter, niece
Updated 5 hours ago

A convicted child molester who sexually assaulted his daughter and niece was sentenced to two years in jail Wednesday in Sarnia court.

The Lambton County resident had previously pleaded guilty to sexual assaulting the young teens, and touching girls under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose over the past two years.

He had been convicted more than 10 years ago of a similar offence.

The man touched his daughter sexually or used his finger to penetrate her on at least five occasions. There were 10 incidents involving his niece, who was older.

Police were called after the niece's father noticed suggestive messages on his daughter's Facebook page and talked to her about them.

"All I can do is apologize for what I've done," said the man, who is in his 40s.

Justice Mark Hornblower told him he abused his responsibility to protect his child from harm, along with every other aspect of parenthood. His niece was also entitled to feel safe with him, Hornblower said.

The judge said both children could be scarred for life. In a statement the niece said she felt guilty for what happened, when the responsibility and guilt rests solely on his shoulders, Hornblower said.

The man was sentenced to two years in a provincial jail, less 104 days already served in pre-sentence custody.

Assistant Crown attorney Randy Evans asked for the time to be served in a federal penitentiary, but Hornblower said the availability of treatment is uncertain in the federal system. He has recommended the Ontario Correctional Institute, a treatment centre for violent and sexual offenders.

Three years of probation will follow the jail time, when the man must stay away from his niece. Contact with the daughter is prohibited unless approved by his probation officer.

A lifetime weapons ban was imposed and he must give police a DNA sample.

The man will be on the sexual offender registry for 25 years and is banned for life from attending any place such as a playground or swimming pool where children under 16 could be present.

Publishing the man's name would breach a court order protecting the children.