Maryk sentencing for kidnapping kids set over to Aug. 22
WINNIPEG – Sentencing for Kevin Maryk, who pleaded guilty to abducting his children in 2008 and hiding with them in Mexico for four years, is now scheduled for Aug. 22.
Abby, then 5, and Dominic, then 7, went for a court-approved visit with their father in August 2008 but were never returned to their mother, who had legal custody of the two.
Police found them in 2012, living in a townhouse in Guadalajara, Mexico, that was surrounded by surveillance cameras, barbed wire and guard dogs. They arrested their father, who was extradited to Canada and pleaded guilty in June.
Maryk’s sentencing has been put over several times since he pleaded guilty.
The Crown has asked that he be sentenced to five years, while the defence has asked for a two-year sentence.
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