Retired York District School Board maintenance worker, 74 year old Harold Leblanc of Innisfil was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison.
This comes after pleading guilty in August to repeatedly sexually assaulting six young girls over a period of more than 30 years, with dates leading back to 1977.
Leblanc’s wife Lydia sat in the front of the courtroom and said she stands by her husband and that she believes the victims made too much of a “big deal” over the assaults. She also said “It’s not as if he’s a public predator,” trying to justify his actions.
The judge said he didn’t believe Leblanc was remorseful.
His name will remain on the sex offender registry for life.