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SENTENCING - Procedure - Jurisdiction to impose sentence

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 11:49 AM  

Appeal by the offender, Buyck, from a sentence for sexual assault. The offender sexually assaulted his girlfriend's daughter by sexually touching her while she was unconscious from intoxication. The underlying proceedings involved 31 court appearances over two years. Prior to sentencing, the offender was assisted by three lawyers and amicus curiae. The offender initially sought a jury trial after waiving a preliminary inquiry. Approximately eight months later, the offender re-elected trial by judge alone and entered a guilty plea. An adjournment was granted to prepare pre-sentence...