WATCH: Mother of victim frustrated over sentencing delays
WARNING: Story contains graphic details.
PENTICTON – A mother was nearly moved to tears as she recalled how a Keremeos man victimized her family.
She cannot be identified to protect the minors involved.
“He’s done so much damage to my family,” said the mother.
Roy O’Donaghey has been convicted of two counts of exposing himself to people under the age of 16.
The crimes happened on two occasions in the summer of 2011.
In one instance, O’Donaghey placed his penis at the tailgate of his truck while a child was there.
Another time, he had a dog lick his genitals in front of another youth.
The judge found O’Donaghey guilty on December 12, 2013 but he still hasn’t been sentenced.
“Now [my son] can’t go out in public without looking over his shoulder,” said the frustrated mother. “We’ve been in Walmart and he thought he’s seen him and he’s just hiding behind me. It’s just not fair.”
Defense lawyer James Pennington said a pre-sentence report has not been written yet, causing the delay.
Gladue Reports assist the judge in sentencing aboriginal offenders.
O’Donaghey’s next court hearing is June 11 to fix a date for sentencing.