SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — A 57-year-old man convicted of rape who has expressed no remorse and said he's the real victim and his accuser is the criminal was sentenced Friday to a 90-day sentence to be served on weekends.
James Garrett will serve his time at the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre and will be under house arrest during the rest of the week.
The Crown had asked the court to impose a two-to-three year prison term for the Oct. 24, 2010, rape, but Judge Melanie Dunn concluded a 90-day intermittent sentence, followed by two years' probation, would suffice.
"The offence was a complete aberration of his character. The conviction itself is a deterrent to him," she said.
At Monday's hearing, Garrett insisted he is "completely innocent" and that he's the victim and the woman is the criminal.
Garrett has expressed no remorse and continues to maintain his innocence, which he is entitled to, Dunn said in her decision.
"Much of what he said was inappropriate but I do recognize the considerable stress any accused is under when facing a term of imprisonment and I will not consider the objectionable portions."
The victim described the substantial emotional and financial toll the assault has had on her.
She detailed how the "horrendous crime" has changed her life, making her feel unsafe in her home and overprotective of her daughter.