Night of partying leads to assault

Lori A. Mayne lmayne@journalpioneer.com
Published on May 29, 2008

SUMMERSIDE - The young woman had passed out on a bed after partying.
She woke up to a male straddled over her, kissing her neck.

SUMMERSIDE - The young woman had passed out on a bed after partying.
She woke up to a male straddled over her, kissing her neck.
The young woman panicked and screamed. He responded by punching her in the head about five times.
He cried and apologized, saying he didn't know his own strength.
And in this city's Provincial Court Wednesday, Yancy Randall Ross of Summerside pleaded guilty to assault.
The court heard Ross, 33, is more than 10 years older than the victim. The pair had consumed whiskey and some prescription medication before she passed out.
She left the residence after the assault. Her injuries included bruising, swelling and scratches.
Defence lawyer Trish Cheverie said her client was extremely remorseful and had been very intoxicated. She said he'd received addiction treatment and was prepared to get more help.
He has no previous related record.
Considering the seriousness of the assault and the circumstances around it, Lantz sentenced Ross to 21 days in jail and 18 months probation. The probation terms include assessment, counselling and treatment and orders not to contact the victim.
Ross was also ordered to provide a DNA sample for a national databank of offenders.