February 20, 2019 8:06 pm

Denzel Bird to be added to national sexual offender registry once sentence is served

WATCH ABOVE: A young Lethbridge man responsible for the brutal sexual assault of a Lethbridge woman in 2016 will be placed on the National Sex Offender Registry once his sentence is served. Quinn Campbell reports.

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In September 2016, the life of a young Lethbridge woman was changed forever.

The woman, who can’t be identified, was 25 years old. She was walking to work early one morning when she was attacked.

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Now, the man who admitted to committing the attack will be added to the national sexual offender registry.

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Denzel Bird, 22, pleaded guilty last year to aggravated sexual assault and break and enter.

Court heard in an agreed statement of facts that he hit the woman over the head with a metal pipe before dragging her to a nearby alley, where he sexually assaulted her and left her in a garbage can.

In June of last year, a judge sentenced bird to 15 years in prison.

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WATCH: A man who pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault has been sent to prison for 15 years. Denzel Bird will spend 12-and-a-half years behind bars after time served. As Kyle Benning reports, the family of the victim is satisfied with the sentence.

On Wednesday, the final chapter of the court proceedings came to a close with a sexual offender registry application being granted. It was requested by the Crown; the defence did not oppose the order.

Once Bird has completed his sentence, he will be added to the registry, which means Bird’s information will be accessible to all policing agencies in order to keep in contact with him once his sentence is up.

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