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Former track coach, sprinter to be sentenced Feb. 1 for sexual assault

Crown seeks minimum 2-year jail sentence for David Case and Celine Loyer
David Case and Celine Loyer, a former track coach and a sprinter he trained, will be sentenced Feb. 1 after being convicted in March 2020 of sexually assaulting a woman years earlier. (File)

Following sentencing submissions earlier this month, Superior Court Justice Patricia Hennessy had reserved her decision. That decision will now be handed down Feb. 1. 

The Crown is seeking a two- to three-year penitentiary term. Should Hennessy decide a lesser sentence is appropriate, the Crown is seeking a jail term of two years less a day, as well as three years of probation and a number of other conditions.

Loyer is represented by defence lawyer Michael Haraschuk, while Case is represented by Nicholas Xynnis. Both are seeking a six-month jail term, as well as three years probation.

Hennessy found both of them guilty on March 5, 2020, Loyer of sexual assault and Case of sexual assault by aiding and abetting.

Last week, Case was sentenced to 45 months in jail for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the 1980s. 

However, Case is appealing the conviction, and he will remain free from jail pending the outcome of that application.


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