A 27-year-old man from Liverpool has been sentenced to seven years in prison, for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl for nearly a year, attacks that led to a pregnancy
Jordan John Pelly pled guilty to the charges, which stemmed from nearly a year of assaulting the girl. The crime was reported after the mother learned of the abuse. After taking her to hospital it was discovered she was pregnant. The pregnancy was later terminated.
According to details from the trial, when Pelly found out the crime had been reported, he stole money from his employer and fled. He was caught by the RCMP just outside of Truro.
The Crown Attorney noted Pelly showed little remorse, and placed the blame on the victim suggesting it was up to her to manage his sexual behaviour.
Pelly was given credit for the 260 days he spent in jail awaiting sentence, however Judge Jim Burrill added another 60 days because Pelly contacted the girls' family while on remand.
"Adult sexual predators who would put the lives of innocent children at risk to satisfy their deviant sexual needs must know they will pay a heavy price," said Judge Burrill about the sentencing.
He also said children make easy prey for predators such as Pelly.
"People like the appellant know this only too well and they exploit it to achieve their selfish end, heedless to the dire consequences that can and often do follow."
Pelly also has to submit a DNA sample, under prohibition order for 10 years after release, and comply with the sex offender information act for 20 years after release.