A Belleville man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail on sexual assault convictions.
On February 17 2017, 20-year-old Christopher Kelly was found guilty of sexual assault, sexual interference, three counts of breech of probation and obstructing police.
The charges stem from an incident at a west-end park in July 2016 where residents reported suspicious activity. The suspect ran away and police later caught him.
On Monday, Justice Geoffrey Griffin noted eight months of pre-trial custody that Kelly already served. He considered that to be the equivalent of one year in jail and sentenced Kelly to a further six months custody. He broke it down by imposing him to four months further custody on the sexual interference charge, one month consecutive custody for obstructing police and one month consecutive custody on the breach of probation. Justin Griffin stayed the sexual assault charge.
Griffin also imposed two years probation, a 10 year sexual offender registry order, a DNA order and Kelly has to stay away from areas where children frequent for 10 years.