R. v. Badger (S.D.), (2013) 430 Sask.R. 137 (QB)

JudgeZarzeczny, J.
CourtCourt of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Case DateSeptember 30, 2013
JurisdictionSaskatchewan
Citations(2013), 430 Sask.R. 137 (QB);2013 SKQB 347

R. v. Badger (S.D.) (2013), 430 Sask.R. 137 (QB)

MLB headnote and full text

Temp. Cite: [2013] Sask.R. TBEd. OC.040

Her Majesty the Queen v. Steven Daniel Badger

(CRIM No. 2046; 2013 SKQB 347)

Indexed As: R. v. Badger (S.D.)

Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench

Judicial Centre of Yorkton

Zarzeczny, J.

September 30, 2013.

Summary:

The accused was charged with unlawful confinement, assault and sexual assault. The Crown indicated that if the accused was found guilty of sexual assault, the charge of assault should be dismissed.

The Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench, in a decision reported at 330 Sask.R. 27, found the accused guilty of sexual assault and not guilty of unlawful confinement. The court dismissed the charge of assault. The Crown applied to have the accused declared to be a dangerous offender and for the imposition of an indeterminate sentence.

The Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench, in a decision reported at 344 Sask.R. 206, granted the application. The court also imposed a lifetime firearms prohibition order and a DNA order and directed that the accused comply with the Sex Offender Information Registration Act for 20 years. The accused appealed the conviction and sentence.

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, in a decision reported at 405 Sask.R. 97; 563 W.A.C. 97, dismissed the conviction appeal, allowed the sentence appeal and remitted the matter to the trial judge to impose a suitable long-term offender sentence.

The Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench sentenced the accused to eight years' imprisonment, reduced by six years for time spent in remand or penitentiary custody, to be followed by seven years of long-term supervision in the community.

Editor's Note: Certain names in the following case have been initialized or the case otherwise edited to prevent the disclosure of identities where required by a publication ban under s. 486.4(1) of the Criminal Code.

Criminal Law - Topic 5846.1

Sentencing - Considerations - Aboriginal offenders - The accused, a 48 year old aboriginal male, was convicted of sexually assaulting an acquaintance and was declared to be a long-term offender - The assault was a repeated occurrence of non-consensual intercourse over a number of hours accompanied by physical violence - The impact on the victim was dramatic - The accused's adult record commenced at age 16 and consisted of some 95 offences, including 15 violent and violence-related offences - While incarcerated, he followed a corrections plan and completed a moderate intensity substance abuse program - He had yet to take the moderate and intensive sex offender treatment programs - The Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench, having regard to the primary consideration of the accused's treatment needs and the eventual control of his risk of re-offending, concluded that further incarceration was necessary - The court imposed eight years' imprisonment, reduced by six years for five years and 11 months spent in remand or penitentiary custody - The court also imposed seven years of supervision in the community at which time the accused would be 55 years of age - That period of time, combined with his reduced risk consequent upon the additional programming and with his age and maturity, should be effective to reduce his risk of re-offending - See paragraph 60 to 71.

Criminal Law - Topic 5848.2

Sentencing - Considerations on imposing sentence - Time already served (incl. bail) - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5846.1 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 5932

Sentence - Sexual assault - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5846.1 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 6577

Dangerous or long-term offenders - Detention (incl. common law preventive detention) - Sentencing - Community or long-term supervision order - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5846.1 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 6754

Dangerous or long-term offenders - Detention (incl. common law preventive detention) - Sentencing - Considerations - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5846.1 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 6755

Dangerous or long-term offenders - Detention (incl. common law preventive detention) - Sentencing - Sentence - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5846.1 ].

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Blair (C.M.) (2002), 167 B.C.A.C. 21; 274 W.A.C. 21; 164 C.C.C.(3d) 453; 2002 BCCA 205, refd to. [para. 44].

R. v. Gartner, 2004 SKCA (Sent.Dig) 28, refd to. [para. 46].

R. v. Herman, 2004 SKQB 402, refd to. [para. 46].

R. v. Bellegarde (F.G.) (2010), 346 Sask.R. 161; 477 W.A.C. 161; 2010 SKCA 15, refd to. [para. 47].

R. v. L.L.G. (2011), 273 Man.R.(2d) 207; 2011 MBQB 269, refd to. [para. 48].

R. v. Corbiere (P.L.), [2012] O.T.C. Uned. 2405; 2012 ONSC 2405, refd to. [para. 48].

R. v. McLean (G.R.) (2002), 225 Sask.R. 122; 2002 SKQB 392, refd to. [para. 49].

R. v. E.E.D. (2007), 304 Sask.R. 192; 413 W.A.C. 192; 2007 SKCA 99, refd to. [para. 52].

R. v. Haug (D.W.) (2006), 278 Sask.R. 28; 2006 SKQB 140, revd. (2008), 307 Sask.R. 1; 417 W.A.C. 1; 2008 SKCA 23, refd to. [para. 53].

R. v. Pelletier (J.S.L.) (2011), 391 Sask.R. 14; 2011 SKQB 7, refd to. [para. 55].

R. v. Laliberte (R.) (2011), 376 Sask.R. 116; 2011 SKQB 263, refd to. [para. 59].

Counsel:

Roger V. De Corby, for the Crown;

Bob P. Hrycan, for the accused.

This matter was heard by Zarzeczny, J., of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench, Judicial Centre of Yorkton, who delivered the following judgment on September 30, 2013.

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