The man convicted in a Napanee sex assault in 2015 was handed his sentence in Belleville Superior Court Wednesday.
Bradley Cross will serve just under two years in jail, plus two years probation, 100 hours community service and a 10 year weapons ban.
He must also submit a sample to the DNA data bank and be added to the Sex Offender Registry.
Cross was arrested and charged after an encounter with a woman he’d met on an online dating site a few years ago.
Court documents obtained by Quinte News say over the course of a night of drinking, the pair had consensual sex once, before Cross’ demeanor changed and he later forced himself on the victim and choked her.
In issuing his sentence, Justice Charles Hackland agreed that while the incident “seemed out of character for Cross”, it was still serious enough to warrant a period of incarceration.