Appeal considered

A Stettler area father is considering an appeal of two sex-related convictions on Thursday.

A Stettler area father is considering an appeal of two sex-related convictions on Thursday.

The 38-year-old was convicted of assaulting his daughter, who was seven at the time in 2007.

Red Deer lawyer Kevin Sproule said later that his client is considering an appeal of the convictions, which shocked many in the courtroom who cried during the verdict.

Provincial court Judge Monica Bast delivered her decision after hearing the three-day case early last week.

The man, who will be sentenced on May 19 in Red Deer provincial court, was convicted of sexual assault, sexual touching and inviting sexual touching. An incest charge resulted in an acquittal.

The girl testified that she was touched inappropriately by her father.

Bast said the girl’s testimony was too vivid to be a dream or fabrication.

The man remains free on bail.

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