Inuvik man jailed for sex assault in park

An Inuvik man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and assaulting a group of children at a park in the community was sentenced to seven months in jail earlier this month. Benjamin Mitchell, 39, was handed the sentence on Oct. 5 in a Yellowknife court after Judge Garth Malakoe accepted a joint submission from the...
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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