Hansen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 14:56



A former area director with the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan has been sentenced to three years in prison for two sexual assaults.


60-year-old Norman Hansen of Buffalo Narrows pleaded guilty to the charges in April.


Court heard that Hansen raped a 44-year-old Manitoba woman who had got drunk at a hotel bar during a job interview with the MNS.


In the second incident, he grabbed a bar waitress and forced her to kiss him as she struggled to free herself.


Both the Crown and defence had asked for a conditional sentence, but the judge ruled the crimes were too serious for Hansen to avoid jail time.


Hansen will serve his sentence in a federal penitentiary.


His lawyer is planning an appeal.