A noted Sudbury track coach and his protege should spend up to three years in jail for sexually abusing a young woman 10 years ago, a prosecutor argued Wednesday.
“They both took advantage of an unconscious female, a young unconscious female, for their own sexual gratification,” said assistant Crown attorney Stephanie Baker, referring to David Case and Celine Loyer. “This constellation of aggravating factors demands that sentence in the higher range be imposed today.”
On Wednesday, Baker said aggravating factors in the case included that the victim was only 19 at the time, was new to the city, had few friends, was impressionable, and was flattered when Case, whom she just met, invited her to a dinner party.
“The fact (the sexual assault) does not involve intercourse does not diminish the seriousness of the offence,” Baker said. “(Case and Loyer) showed a callous disregard for her after they abused her and treated her like a playmate for their own amusement. Mr. Case tried to mitigate the complainant’s memory by suggesting she was the one that was inappropriate on the night in question.”