The Canadian Press

2016-06-28 | CRIME Children Assault

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A man from an Orthodox Mennonite community in Manitoba has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for assaults on several children. The man, who cannot be identified, was charged in 2013 after more than 40 children were seized by social workers from the community. The man earlier pleaded guilty to five counts of assault with a weapon and one count of assault on children, who were as young as five. Lawyer Scott Newman says the judge made note of his client's remorse. (Court heard that the children were accused of having impure thoughts and were beaten with a leather strap, a hammer handle and an iron poker. Thirteen people from the community were originally accused in the case, but the Crown dropped charges against all but four.)

Date: 2016-06-28
Placeline: WINNIPEG.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I was quite clear that he was sorry genuinely sorry for what it occurred and it's quite clear as well to judge commented that he had learned from his mistakes and was going to move forward with his own children and maintain himself as a productive member of society >>