Hostage Taking (Sentencing Cases)

From Criminal Law Notebook
This page was last substantively updated or reviewed January 2019. (Rev. # 79255)

Case Digests

Case Name Prv. Crt. Sentence Summary
R v Ader,
2018 ONSC 2351 (CanLII), per R Smith J
ON SC 15 years imprisonment
R v Lewers,
2012 OJ No 4554(*no CanLII links)
ON 7.5 years imprisonment The offender was convicted of kidnapping and forcible confinement for 22 hours. He had a lengthy criminal record.
R v Tse,
2010 BCSC 1273 (CanLII), 2010 BCJ No 1769, per Davies J
BC SC 12 years imprisonment
R v Ribic,
2005 OJ No 4261(*no CanLII links)
ON 3 years + remand credit The offender kidnapped 3 UN soldiers for 25 days. He was 21 years old.
R v Li,
2002 CanLII 18077 (ON CA), per Finlayson JA
ON CA 14 years imprisonment The offender participated in kidnapping three persons who were held for 22 days.
R v Hu,
1995 CanLII 2836 (BCCA), per Hinkson JA
BC CA 14 years The offender kidnapped for ransom. He held the victim for 7 days.