Deline man who sexually assaulted sleeping victim sentenced

A Deline man convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during a 2016 break and enter was handed a 2 year, 8 month sentence in NWT Supreme Court Friday. Calling the incident a “profound” violation of the victim’s security and “sexual integrity,” Judge Karan Shaner sentenced Anthony Betsidea, 42, to two years and 8 months...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at