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An Inuvik man who sexually assaulted a woman as she slept was sentenced to 2.5 years in a Yellowknife courtroom Monday.

Jordan Amos, 27, pleaded guilty to sexual assault in February.

In November 2017, according to an agreed statement of facts, a woman attended Amos’ home, where he offered her alcohol.

The woman then fell asleep.

She awoke to find her pants removed. A shirtless Amos, seen tying up the drawstring of his pants, stood nearby.

He was the only other person in the room.

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NWT Supreme Court Justice Andrew Mahar settled on the lower end of the Crown’s two-and-a-half to three-year sentencing recommendation.

While a sentence over two years is a prison term, Amos will serve his sentence in jail due to the 197 days he’s already spent on remand.

With credit at 1.5 days for every day spent in pretrial custody, amounting to 296 days, Amos has 617 days left to serve behind bars.

At the request of the offender, he will serve his sentence at Fort Smith Correctional Complex, in order to “get started with his educational pursuits,” court records show.

Amos must submit a sample of his DNA, register as a sex offender for 20 years and is barred from possessing firearms for 10 years.

He’s been ordered not to contact the victim.

At a sentencing hearing in August for a Behchoko man convicted of a similar sexual assault on a sleeping victim, NWT Justice Louise Charbonneau decried the prevalence of these types of assaults of vulnerable women and girls in the territory, calling it an “epidemic.”

Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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