Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.S. Court of Appeal Rules Paramedic to Receive Added Jail for Sexual Assaults

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.S. Court of Appeal Rules Paramedic to Receive Added Jail for Sexual Assaults

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N.S. paramedic receiving additional jail time

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HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Court of Appeal has decided that a former paramedic who sexually assaulted female patients must serve more time in prison.

James Duncan Keats was sentenced in October 2015 to four years in prison for sexually assaulting a 71-year-old woman in her Annapolis Valley home in 2013.

Four other complainants later came forward, alleging Keats had sexually assaulted them while he was working.

He was convicted of assaulting two of the women, but the judge acquitted him of the other charges and sentenced him to 30 months in prison.

However, the trial judge decided the new sentence should be served at the same time as the original four-year penalty.

The Crown sought an appeal of that decision. …

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