COURT BRIEFS: Jail time for man who sexually assaulted sleeping woman

A man who sexually assaulted a sleeping woman at his Dettah home in 2017 will be a registered sex offender for the next 10 years following a sentencing hearing in territorial court. The 37-year-old man, who isn’t being named in order to protect the identity of the victim, told the court he was sorry and...
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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