A disturbing story originating from the Sault Ste. Marie court house is making national headlines.
On Monday, Ontario Court Justice Kristina Bignell sentenced Robert Dennie, a Sault Ste. Marie man with a minimum mandatory sentence and three year probation for crawling into bed with an eight year girl and then sucking on her buttocks.
The crime occurred in December 2010 when the accused pleaded guilty to the offense. Dennie was drunk when he entered the girl's room - while other Adults were playing cards in the house.
The girl told the court that Dennie crawled into bed waking her up and pulled up her night clothes.
Dennie wil have to register as a sex offender for 20 years and has been prohibited from carrying weapons and also not allowed to attend any public park or swimming area where persons under the age of 16 are present as well as school yards, playgrounds or any community centre.
According to a national media report, Dennie's lawyer, Defence attorney Ken Walker thought the sentence was appropriate saying his client was drunk at the time.
Because Dennie pleaded guilty , the young girl was not required to testify in court.
Meanwhile Dennie will spend the next 45 days behind bars.
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Local Man Gets Minimum Sentence For Sucking Young Girl's Buttocks
LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
August 29th, 2012 at 1:08pm