Romeo Cormier, the 63-year-old New Brunswick man who was convicted last month of six charges, including sexual assault and kidnapping, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. New Brunswick judge Zoel Dionne called Cormier’s crimes “horrendous” and said that the veteran criminal will most likely never be rehabilitated. Cormier abducted his victim, whose name is protected by a publication ban, at knifepoint outside a mall last year and kept her prisoner in a rooming house for nearly a month while sexually abusing her. The crown had hoped he would get a life sentence, while the defense fought for a term of 10 to 12 years. Cormier will serve his time in a federal penitentiary.
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