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RSS Feeds`This was not just some minor hazing incident´: Sentencing begins for 3 teens convicted in St. Michael´s College School sex assaults
(The Star Movies)


15 november 2019 06:50:13

`This was not just some minor hazing incident´: Sentencing begins for 3 teens convicted in St. Michael´s College School sex assaults
(The Star Movies)

A former St. Michael’s College School student who was sexually assaulted by his schoolmates last fall could not bring himself to write his own victim impact statement because he is unable to relive what happened.Instead, his parents submitted a statement, read in court by Crown prosecutor Erin McNamara Thursday afternoon on the first day of sentencing for three former St. Michael’s students who pled guilty to sexually assaulting the victim with a weapon.The parents described feeling “helpless” and fearing their son will be affected by this for the rest of his life. “This was not just some minor hazing incident,” they said.Their son feels he carries a stigma, and they have to carry this burden alone as they try to move forward, they said. The other victim chose not to submit a victim impact statement, but McNamara said the psychological effects on him have also been serious.The Crown is seeking jail time for the three youths who have pled guilty to sexual assault with a weapon and assault with a weapon in connection with two separate incidents involving two different victims. One of the teens also pled guilty to making child pornography for filming the sexual assault on a cellphone.For two of the teens the Crown asked for a sentence of 12 to 15 months in custody followed by 18 months probation and for one, 10 to 12 months in jail followed by 18 months of probation.Defence lawyers are seeking a sentence of 24 months of probation for all three teens.An agreed statement of facts has described two sexual assaults and an assault involving a group of teens using a broomstick in a locker room at the school during the fall of 2018.The Crown said it could not be proven which teen wielded the broomstick in one of the sexual assaults, which is why the three youths pled guilty to assault with a weapon in connection with that incident.No pleas were entered in connection with the non-sexual assault.All three incidents involved members of a f ...

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