No jail time for years-old White Rock sex assault

Conditional sentence with curfew imposed on Jason Robinson for 2007 offence in White Rock

A White Rock man charged six years ago in connection with an August 2007 sexual assault will not spend any time in jail for the offence.

Instead, Jason Andrew Robinson will serve a conditional sentence of two years less a day, including 12 months abiding by a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

“Sexual assaults are serious charges,” Justice Robert Crawford said Friday in B.C. Supreme Court, after recounting details of the incident and examples of sentencing in other sex-assault cases.

Robinson, 35, pleaded guilty last June to committing the assault.

In sentencing submissions on Sept. 3 and Nov. 17, the court heard that it occurred at around 3 a.m., about four hours after the intoxicated victim had gone to bed.

The then-25-year-old woke to find her clothing had been removed and Robinson standing over her naked, “about to have sexual intercourse with her.”

When she yelled at Robinson to leave, he did, the court heard.

Crawford said that while the victim reported feeling like she had had sex, there was no physical evidence to support the assertion.

He noted that sentencing for past cases describe sex assaults on those unable to defend themselves as attacks on the “most vulnerable.”

“The factors on one side are the taking advantage of a lady who is intoxicated… the other side is the position (that) he stopped,” Crawford said.

Robinson declined to address the court.

His sentence includes 20 years on the sex-offender registry.

A second sexual assault charge, in connection with an incident on Aug. 3, 2007, was stayed.

 

Just Posted

Lost a ring? This White Rock man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

PHOTOS: Family Day celebrated at Historic Stewart Farm

Youngsters participate in some old fashioned fun

Clayton’s little neighbourhood libraries are open for business

’Take a book, leave a book’ initiative aims to bring Clayton residents closer together

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

VIDEO: Winterhawks end Giants winning streak at seven

Playing on home ice, Vancouver’s G-Men fell 5-3 during a Family Day game against Portland.

Aaron Pritchett and George Canyon to headline Gone Country concert in Cloverdale this summer

‘Early bird tickets on sale via Twins Cancer Fundraising website

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

UPDATE: Plane flips over at Pitt Meadows airport

The pilot and lone occupant exited the aircraft on his own and uninjured.

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

Most Read

l -->