Hearing to begin for dangerous offender

A sentencing hearing for a man who was labeled a dangerous offender will begin in Red Deer next week.

Jesse Toews, 26, has been convicted of aggravated sexual assault against a local senior. His sentencing hearing will run from Jan. 10-Feb. 17.

The sexual assault Toews was convicted for took place on July 29, 2009 near a north end grocery store at about 10 a.m.

The victim, a woman who was then in her late 70s, was walking through a wooded area west of the Save On Foods in the 5300 block of 67 St. when a male grabbed her from behind and pulled her to the ground where she was sexually and physically assaulted.

After the attack, the woman was able to make it to the store and was assisted by employees who called the police and EMS.

RCMP later released a photo of Toews to the public asking for assistance in locating him in connection with the alleged crime.

In late August 2009, Toews turned himself into police.

His trial was held in 2011.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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