Jail for man convicted of historic sexual assault

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The man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter and sister in law when they were both minors will spend time behind bars. In Medicine Hat Court of Queen’s Bench yesterday, Justice Rodney Jerke sentenced the 63 year old man to 5.5 years for the assault that took place in the 1970’s and 80’s. Jerke, in passing the sentence, said there were few actions more abhorrent than an adult abusing a child’s trust. The man’s daughter said following the hearing that she was happy the matter is dealt with and now hopefully the family can move on. The man can not be identified by court order to protect the identities of the women involved