CHILD ABUSER PLEADS GUILTY
sentencing for assault on March 1,2023
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~~ January 21, 2023 (LSNews) A 28 year old THOMAS CSUK (September 28,1994) appeared in person before Justice Vince Scaramuzza on Friday, January 20,2023 to plead guilty to a pair of crimes.
Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers were called on July 20,2020 regarding an assault on young female under the age of 5 years.
Officers arrived at a home in the 200 block of Ogden Street and learned that CSUK has assaulted the child leaving marks, scratches and bruises all over the young girl’s body and face.
CSUK had assaulted the child in front of 4 other children and an adult.
The little girl was found curled up on the floor and crying. She was taken to hospital to be treated for her injuries.
CSUK was released by the courts with conditions to not contact the victim or her guardian.
CSUK was arrested again on August 25,2021 for breaching his release order by contact. CSUK had been messaging a person he was ordered not to contact.
CSUK spent a few days at the Thunder Bay Jail and received a $300 no deposit surety bail on August 30,2021 with conditions:
- -reside at his home on 100 block of Dease Street
- -no contact with victim or witnesses.
CSUK is guilty of:
- -breach of release order
Defence Attorney Attorney Amanda Gallo requests a 1 year Conditional Sentence Order with 12 months probation for her client. CSUK’S father is Métis and his mother is from Fort William First Nation. He has taken counselling and courses with the Indian Friendship Center to try improve himself. CSUK is seasonally employed as a roofer.
The Provincial Crown Attorney is requesting 90 days in jail and a 90 day Conditional Sentence Order along with 12 months probation.
CSUK was caught by Justice Scaramuzza repeatedly speaking to his lawyer throughout the hearing and causing His Honour to pause the proceedings and remind him to pay attention.
CSUK is given the opportunity to address the court before sentencing and he states “The last 2 years, I realized that is not the person I want to be. I want to be a better member of society and manage my anger. I have progress to do, but I can’t do that behind bars”
Justice Scaramuzza stands down court to consider the sentence to be imposed.
His Honour returns and tells the CSUK that he will make the decision on the sentence for assault on March 1,2023.
Justice Scaramuzza decides to sentence CSUK today on the breach of release order.
His Honour is going through THOMAS CSUK’S criminal record and notes that it starts on March 31,2011 as a youth for violence where he received 90 days custody and 45 days community supervision.
CSUK has other convictions of violence, along with 7 failures to comply with court orders and a previous breach of Conditional Sentence Order.
His Honour states “Not once did you apologize when given the opportunity. That is of grave concern to this court.”
Justice Scaramuzza notes the previous sentences have failed to prevent further criminal convictions by CSUK.
His Honour orders that THOMAS CSUK be taken into custody immediately and sentenced CSUK to 30 days in the Thunder Bay Jail for breach of release order.
CSUK will be sentenced on March 1,2023 for the assault on the child.
A publication ban was issued by the court preventing the child victim of the assault from being identified.
CSUK was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom by hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers to begin serving his sentence.
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