Man who changed plea mid-trial gets two years for sex assault

A Yellowknife man who changed his plea mid-trial, just as the woman he sexually assaulted was about to take to the witness stand, was sentenced to two years less a day on Monday. Forty-nine-year-old Timothy Cook – who worked for RCMP in Fort Good Hope and Inuvik before joining the military in the early 1990s...
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