Peter Evans, 43, received a three-year imprisonment and DNA data bank order after sentencing on Feb. 9 in Estevan provincial court for two counts of sexual assault on a minor.
Presiding Judge Lane Weigers imposed the joint submission, noting it was a “terrible offense that went on for a very long time.”
After the final sentencing was made, Evans sobbed while saying he was “remorseful” and takes full responsibility for his actions.
The defence noted Evans’ lack of a criminal record and his ability to take responsibility for what had happened were mitigating factors.
“He is deeply remorseful,” he said, adding Evans has been frequently hospitalized as a result of depression.
Evans has also gained a religious insight, the defence said.
Evans pleaded guilty to the assaults, which occurred about 10 years ago over roughly a 15-month period.