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Leaman to be sentenced in August

Gary Leaman, 59, leaves provincial court in Penticton in January. - Western News file photo
Gary Leaman, 59, leaves provincial court in Penticton in January.
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Former city councillor and admitted sex offender Gary Leaman is due to be sentenced in provincial court in Penticton on Aug. 11.

The date was set Monday, according to court records.

Leaman, 59, in January pleaded guilty to two sex assaults that took place between 2009 and 2011, although details of the offences are covered by a publication ban in place to protect the victims’ identities.

He faces a maximum penalty of 18 months in jail on each of the two counts.

Leaman served one term on Penticton city council from 2002 to 2005 and was unsuccessful in two subsequent municipal elections before retiring in October 2013 from his long-time job as manager of the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre.

After charges were sworn in November, he was freed on $750 bail. Among his release conditions were requirements that he surrender his passport and remain within B.C.

 

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