Scales of justice
A 51-year-old Oyster Bed man was sentenced today in provincial court to serve two and a half years in a federal correctional facility for sexual assault.
The sentence was imposed in the case of Kevin Charles MacKenzie.
MacKenzie sexually assaulted a girl who was 16 years old when she went to his residence to see some kittens.
The court was told MacKenzie gave the teen cigarettes to smoke and beer to drink.
As she began to feel the effects of the alcohol, he removed her pants and sexually assaulted her. Despite her protestations and demands that he stop, MacKenzie continued to assault her.
He gave her even more alcohol then engaged in sexual intercourse with her against her will.
Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr reviewed extensive case law on sexual assault in Canada and the range of sentences imposed.
She observed that denunciation and deterrence were paramount considerations for the court in a case like this.
MacKenzie, she said, had taken advantage of a teenage girl who had gone to his residence for a very innocent purpose.
Orr said the court cannot restore to the victim what she has lost as a result of MacKenzie's actions.
Orr ordered MacKenzie to provide a sample of his DNA for the national DNA databank.
He must also register with the national sex offender registry.
A weapons prohibition was also imposed.