Sarnia man gets 13 years for sexual assaults with medical equipment

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Neil Bowen, Sarnia Observer

, Last Updated: 11:17 AM ET

WARNING: This story contains details that may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised.

SARNIA, Ont. -- A man diagnosed with sexual behaviour disorders has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a series of sexual assaults, at least one of which involved medical equipment.

John William Kennedy, 47, was convicted in Sept. 2012 of 10 offences.

Two of Kennedy's victims were left with dire, lasting and profound affects that required extensive counselling, Justice John Desotti said during sentencing, when he also declared Kennedy a dangerous offender.

Kennedy administered a stupefying drug to assault one woman and unlawfully confined her to his home for three days in 2010, sexually assaulted her with a weapon -- a catheter -- and endangered her life during the assault.

A catheter is a tube used to collect urine directly from a person's bladder.

The woman came to Kennedy's home after they had been chatting online.


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