Crown seeking 4 year sentence on client charged with sexual interference of young daughter. Admission to 10 instances of sexual touching, including two attempts at major sexual assault. Client had no criminal record and had been assessed at low risk to re-offend if treated. Defence urged a 2 years less a day provincial sentence and probation so client could be admitted without difficulty and quickly into the Phoenix Sex Offenders program.
Held: Sentence of 2 years less a day and 3 years probation imposed with strong recommendation that offender be enrolled into the Phoenix program.