Kentville Justice Centre
A Glenmont man has been sentenced on a charge of sexual touching involving an underage girl. However, a judicial stay has been entered on a sexual assault charge.
Eugene Enos Gaudet, 38, was charged with sexual assault and sexual touching involving a person under the age of 16. He pleaded not guilty to the charges last February and the matters were adjourned for trial.
Gaudet was found guilty on both charges on Nov. 14. The matters were adjourned to Jan. 15 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
At the sentencing hearing, Crown prosecutor Jim Fyfe said Gaudet continued to deny the offences, which “doesn’t bode well for rehabilitation.” He said the Crown sought the minimum 90 days in custody and a lengthy term of probation, between 24 to 30 months, which would allow for a risk assessment to be completed.
Defence attorney Chris Manning asked for intermittent custody so Gaudet could continue working and supporting his family.
A judicial stay was entered on the sexual assault charge. Judge Alan Tufts sentenced Gaudet to 90 days of intermittent custody, from Saturdays at 9 p.m. to Mondays at 6 a.m. beginning Jan. 18, on the sexual touching charge.
Gaudet was sentenced to probation during intermittent custody and for two years afterwards.
The court granted a DNA order and imposed a 10-year Sex Offender Information Registration Act order against Gaudet.
Gaudet is to have no direct or indirect contact with the complainant. He is to have no contact with females 16 years of age or younger, unless it’s incidental or approved by Family and Children Services.
Gaudet committed the offences in Glenmont between Feb. 1 and 2, 2013. A publication ban protects the identity of the complainant.