SENTENCING - Sexual assault - Victim impact statements - Seriousness of offence

Law360 Canada (March 28, 2023, 6:45 AM EDT) -- Appeal by Quintero-Gelvez from his sentence for sexual assault. He argued that the sentencing judge erred by finding himself bound by a sentencing starting point. Quintero-Gelvez and his friend, the co-accused, drank with the victim at a bar. The three then returned to Quintero-Gelvez’s house to continue drinking. The victim felt dizzy, slipped, and hit her head on the bathtub. When the victim regained consciousness, she was naked in a pitch-black room with both men. The victim fled the house in her pants and top and left the rest of her clothes and belongings behind. She reached a neighbour across the street and said guys in a white Jeep were trying to hurt her. The neighbour called 911. The police located the Jeep and gave the victim a ride home. The Provincial Court of Alberta convicted Quintero-Gelvez of sexual assault. He was sentenced to 4.5 years incarceration, less credit for pre-sentence custody....
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