Abandoning Child (Sentencing Cases)

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Case Digests

Case Name Sentence Summary
R v GKJ,
2006 ABPC 72 (CanLII)
9 months + Probation The offender pleaded guilty to a single count. A mother leaves a 4-year-old alone at home while tied to the couch on multiple occasions including while the mother went to work. The offender was 28 years old and had immigrated to Canada at 18 years old. She had no criminal record. [Per Fradsham PCJ]
R v SF,
(2005) O. J. No. 2381 (Ont. S.C.J.)
3 months + Pr The offender was a 30-year-old mother who left her 2-year-old child alone in her apartment for an evening. The offender had a prior unrelated-record and an alcohol addiction, which brought on the offence.
R v Nguyen,
[2001] O.J. No. 647 (Ont. C.J.)
6 months + Pr The offender left a 7-year-old child at home overnight to go gambling. The child started a fire and ran away.
R v Cholod,
1995 ABCA 238 (CanLII)
$2,500 fine + Pr The offender left child at home in cold weather while he went out drinking
R v CME,
[1995] A.J. No. 510 (Alta. C.A.)
non-custodial The offender left 2 year old daughter in apartment overnight. Child caused a flood and almost started a fire. The offender had no record, showed remorse, demonstrated a reformed life.