Ott pleads guilty to charges

Invermere resident was sentenced to 10 months in jail on September 24 in Golden Provincial Court.

Invermere resident Winston Kyle Ott has pleaded guilty to charges of breaking and entering with intention to commit sexual assault and observing nudity in a private place.

Ott was originally charged with observing nudity in a private place after he was caught observing a naked woman in a private residence on September 3, 2010, then with break and enter to commit an indictable offence and sexual assault after breaking into a different private residence and sexually assaulting a woman on December 2, 2011.

According to Crown Counsel Lynal Doerkson, the  sexual assault charge was stayed and Ott was sentenced to 10 months in jail on September 24 in Golden Provincial Court.

Having already been held for 10 months in jail, Ott has since been released and will be under probation for the next 18 months.

For the first six months, Ott is required to be in his residence between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., and is to have no contact with either victim for the entirety of the probationary period.

Ott is also required to attend counselling or treatment as directed, and is prohibited from owning or operating a firearm.

Ott had no prior criminal record, which likely contributed to his sentencing, Doerkson told The Valley Echo. Ott was just 18 years old at the time of the first incident in September 2010.

 

 

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