SURREY (NEWS 1130) – A former Surrey Mountie caught up in a Creep Catchers sting two years ago has been sentenced to four months.
The sentence breaks down into two months house arrest, two months with a curfew, and 120 hours of community service.He was caught on video two years ago with a 30-year-old woman who had posed as a 15-year-old girl online.
Devic’s sentence also includes 120 hours of community work service. Judge says Devic is a low risk to reoffend but strong message must be sent given Devic’s former role in law enforcement.
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Claiming this behaviour was a “deviation” for Devic, a judge sentenced him to two months house arrest, followed by two months under curfew.
That’s a fair penalty, in the view of Devic’s lawyer, Rishi Gill.
“I think it was a very reasonable decision. I think what should be emphasized is the judge was very clear that Mr. Devic is of exemplary character, that he is well-supported in the community, that he made a very big error in judgement. And he’s now paying the consequences.”
Gill also claims there was no real victim, given his client was meeting with a non-existent person created by the vigilante group.
He will still be allowed to drive his kids to and from school.
Unlike some offenders, he has not been required to submit a DNA sample.
Devic was caught on video two years ago with a 30-year-old woman who had posed as a 15-year-old girl online.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this article failed to clarify that Devic’s term will be served in the community. NEWS 1130 regrets this error.