By Tim Petruk, Kamloops This Week
A grandfather will spend the next four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting his daughter in the 1980s.
The 67-year-old, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the complainant, got out of jail last summer after serving 15 months for molesting his granddaughter — the young daughter of his original victim.
Court heard the offences against his daughter occurred in Alberta between 1986 and 1990, when the girl was between 10 and 14 years old. The attacker and the girl’s mother had recently separated when the assaults began.
The victim, who has since moved to B.C.’s Interior, told investigators she was sexually assaulted each time she visited her father — every other weekend and for extended periods on holidays.
Now 40, the victim only came forward after her daughter made allegations against her grandfather. He pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting his granddaughter in Salmon Arm in December 2014 and was jailed for more than a year.
The offender told a psychiatrist he looks forward to taking sex-offender counselling in prison.
In addition to a four-year prison sentence handed down by Salmon Arm provincial court Judge Dennis Morgan, the offender has also been ordered to submit a sample of his DNA to a national criminal database and register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
In addition, he is also prohibited from going to any parks, swimming pools or schools for life.