Richard Day pleaded guilty to a replacement charge of mischief after his original charge of committing an indecent act was withdrawn.
The charge stemmed from an incident that took place in the Missisippi/Snow Road area. Day attended at a residence to discuss the repair of a generator. While he was there he made graphic suggestive comments towards one of the residents, a woman whose first name is Erica. A couple of the comments were read out in court by crown counsel as part of the account of the facts of the case.
Before sentencing, Erica made a victim impact statement. She said that ever since the incident she has found it difficult to leave the house for fear Mr. Day may be watching. She said she is now taking antidepressants and unable to live the kind of life she came to the area to live. She traces the onset of her problems to the events that took place on the day Mr. Day visited.
The Crown asked Judge Griffin for a suspended sentence and an 18 month period of probation. The defence noted that they could have taken the case to trial because there were “triable issues” to the crown’s case but that Mr. Day wanted to deal with the matter with no further delay. The defence asked for a 12 month period of probation. Judge Griffin took the middle path and imposed a 15 month probationary period. He also ordered Mr. Day to remain, at all times, more than 100 metres away from the victim.
Driving offences deferred.
Robert Moody, charged with driving with blood alcohol over 80 mg/100ml of blood and impaired driving, will return on June 18.
Paul Sullivan, facing an ‘over 80’ charge, will return on July 16.
Dwight Vanalstine, who faces 5 driving related charges, including driving while disqualified and driving with open liquor in a vehicle, is seeking legal aide and will return on June 18.
Randall Kirckwood, is facing an ‘over 80’ and an open liquor charge. He will return on June 18.
Other ongoing cases.
Mallary Kehoe faces 9 charges including: theft of a vehicle, break and enter, possession of stolen property, failure to comply with court ordered conditions, failure to appear in court, and 4 counts of driving while under suspension. She will also appear on June 18.
Gypsey Villas and Jessica Villas are both facing 2 counts of fraud over $5,000 and will also return on June 18.