Not surprising, and about par for the course for something of this nature. There's nothing uniquely 'CF' about this sentence. I expect the court will also have considered his total loss of a the remainder of a good lifelong career as a mitigating factor on the sentencing. He's sentenced to 30 months in jail (of which he'll serve maybe 20), but he's hooped for life. The pension implications alone are tremendous.
I agree and disagree. Civvie side he would probably get a similar sentence, however he would have also had quite a bit of pre trial (in my experience at least). Unless I missed it somewhere it doesn't seem like he spent anything more than a bail hearing in pre trial custody....and even then I didn't notice that, I'm just assuming.
Couple with the fact you see that Toronto doctor recently get 10 for groping 21 patients. 21/2 = 10.5. So that doc got exactly double the sex assault convictions this guy did.
10 years = 120 months. So this medic gets not even half the sentence. I know the Toronto case the patients were sedated, however in this case it wasn't much different as the guy used the fact he knew the women wanted the job to keep them from defending themselves and both he and the doctor were in a position of trust.
I stand by my opinion that the CF dropped the ball hard on this one.....especially in light of that article in macleans.