Quotable Quotes: Sex Assault Sentence

R v Oshodin, 2011 ONSC 1152, 2010 CarswellOnt 10583: The offender forcibly removed the victim's clothing, performed digital penetration and attempted sexual intercourse.  In determining the appropriate sentence was one of 38 months incarceration, Thorbun J offered the following comments on the guiding principles for such a case:
Mr. Oshodin's crimes are serious.  He sexually assaulted and forcibly confined the victim.  While rehabilitation is always an important consideration, in cases that involve sexual assault and physical violence it is important to denounce Mr. Oshodin's conduct and to deter him and other like-minded persons from engaging in this kind conduct [para 22].
DG Mack