Sexual assault victim sues justice officials, attacker

CALGARY — A woman who was the victim of a violent sexual assault two years ago has filed a lawsuit against her attacker and several sectors of the justice system

CALGARY — A woman who was the victim of a violent sexual assault two years ago has filed a lawsuit against her attacker and several sectors of the justice system.

The woman was taken from her job at gunpoint and sexually assaulted in November 2008.

Michael Peter Nadolnik pleaded guilty to the attack and is facing a dangerous offender hearing which could put him behind bars indefinitely.

The lawsuit names Nadolnik along with the Attorney General of Canada for letting Nadolnick out of jail after he spent the last three decades in and out of custody for violent crimes.

The lawsuit also names Correctional Services of Canada for failing to notify the Calgary Police Service of Nadolnik’s release.

The Calgary Police Service is also named for not warning the public that Nadolnik was out of prison and likely to reoffend.

“If I would have known he was out there maybe I would have done something different,” says the victim. “I don’t want this to happen to another young girl like me.”

The Calgary Police Service hasn’t yet been served with papers, but officials note that the parole board deemed Nadolnik was a low risk.