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Mulgrave man sentenced for sexual assaults in Sydney, Halifax


SYDNEY — A 21-year-old Mulgrave man has been sentenced to complete a three-month conditional sentence followed by two years probation.

Tyler Mitchell Kolchetski was sentenced after pleading guilty to sexual assault and breaching a court order. The offences occurred in Sydney and Halifax between August 2011 and January 2013.

Kolchetski was 19 at the time he committed sexual assault against a 13-year-old girl. There were two incidents of assault and both involved kissing and fondling.

"He was the adult in the situation and there is no justification or excuse for what he did," said provincial court Judge Jean Whalen, in passing sentence.

Whalen said although the girl may have had a crush on the accused, she was not old enough to consent to sexual relations.

"She was not emotionally prepared for what happen. What he did was despicable and illegal," said the judge, noting his conduct was unacceptable.

In addition to the sentence, Kolchetski must submit a DNA sample to the national registry and will become a registered sex offender for 10 years.

Among the conditions of his sentence, Kolchetski must adhere to a curfew, with exceptions for employment, legal, medical, education or counselling appointments; he is banned from alcohol and all drugs not prescribed to him by a physician and have no contact with the victim in the case.

Conditional sentences allow offenders to serve their time at home as opposed to a jail cell under strict conditions. A breach of conditions could result in the remainder of the sentence being served in jail.

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