Perv gets 8 years for getting girl, 12, pregnant

The Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street in Ottawa. (QMI Agency file photo)

The Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street in Ottawa. (QMI Agency file photo)

Tony Spears, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:18 PM ET

OTTAWA — A 35-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison for getting a 12-year-old girl pregnant.

The girl gave birth - at 13 years old - in 2008, after two years of sexual assaults at the hands of Frederick Long of Ottawa.

Judge Timothy Ray blamed the delay in sentencing partly on Ontario’s corrections ministry, which had no one available to produce a pre-sentence report that would properly detail Long’s aboriginal background.

“It is disappointing that here in Ontario, only Toronto has a court with persons with specialized training to assist a sentencing judge in aboriginal cases,” Ray said.

“There is an absence of processes and protocols in Ottawa to assist counsel and the court in meeting the demands of sentencing for aboriginal persons.”

For all that, Ray ultimately found “no connection” between Long’s aboriginal status and the sexual assault. Though Long had been placed into foster care at birth, his new parents adopted him and loved him; he considered his upbringing happy.


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