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.