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Man with history of sex crimes sentenced to eight months

A Red Deer man with a history of sexually assaulting males was sentenced today to eight months in jail, plus three years probation.

Thomas Paul Ganger, 65, also cannot have contact with anyone under 18 without being in the presence of a responsible adult and he has to stay 100 metres away from schools, parks, pools, etc.

He was convicted in September of sexually assaulting a 30-year-old man in Red Deer hotel room on Jan. 21, 2011, after they met at a trade show.

Last November, Red Deer provincial court Judge John Holmes ordered a pre-sentence report on Ganger. A psychiatrist was also ordered to undertake a risk assessment with possible treatment recommendations.

Ganger was convicted in 2005 of sex offences involving four teenaged boys who complained of being fondled. He served a nine-month conditional sentence, followed by 18 months of probation.

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