Kidnapping and Unlawful Confinement (Sentencing Cases)

From Criminal Law Notebook
This page was last substantively updated or reviewed July 2021. (Rev. # 88926)

Case Digests

Case Name Prv. Crt. Sentence Summary
R v Rajkovic,
2021 ONCA 11 (CanLII), per J
ON CA 8 years (kidnapping)
8 years (robbery)
R v Dillon,
2017 SKCA 28 (CanLII), per Lane JA
SK CA 3 years (kidnapping)
30 day (breaches x2)
The offender pleaded guilty to kidnapping and breach of conditions x 2.
R v Paradis,
2016 BCPC 354 (CanLII), per Doulis J
BC PC 6 months (confinement)
6 months (threats)
14 and 45 days (breach)
The offender pleaded guilty to confinement, uttering threats, and two counts of breaches. The offender assaulted his domestic partner by hitting her up to 70 times, choked her, and threatened her if she attempted to leave the trailer they were in. [per Doulis PCJ]
R v Ghodsi,
2013 ABCA 337 (CanLII), per Berger JA
AB CA 2.5 years imprisonment The offender took his 3 and 8 year old children to Iran for vacation and never returned. He was not charged until 8 years later.
R v Cook,
2013 MBQB 100 (CanLII), per Martin J
MB SC 9 years imprisonment (kidnapping)
7 years imprisonment (sexual assault)
The offender kidnapped woman and sexually assaulted her at his home.
R v White,
2012 ONCJ 619 (CanLII), per Devlin J
ON PC 2 years less a day The offender built dungeon in basement of building to kidnap friend of ex-wife. He was also sentenced for break and enter of building.
R v Singh,
2011 ONCJ 394 (CanLII), per Robertson J
ON PC 6 months (confinement)
3.5 years (global)
The offender was found guilty of s.88, 264.1, and forceable confinement of wife. He assaulted his wife with a pipe and forced her into house to hide from authorities. He had no record and was on house arrest for 34 months pending this case. He was remorseful. There were serious long-standing injuries to victim.
R v McCann,
2011 BCSC 1590 (CanLII), per Schultes J
BC SC 2 years less a day incarceration (confinement)
2 years less a day incarceration (assault CBH)
R v Oxford,
2009 CanLII 70905 (NLPC), per Gorman J
NL PC 12 months imprisonment The offender was also sentenced on poss'n of weapon (88) and breaches. He confined wife in the house at knife-point.
R v Power,
2008 NLTD 6 (CanLII), per Thompson J
NL SC 5 months (confinement)
16 months (global)
The offender was also sentenced for assault, uttering threats, and breaches. He assaulted his wife on numerous occasions. The offender would not let accused out of vehicle.
R v McBride,
2003 NSSC 204 (CanLII), per Kelly J
NS SC 16 month CSO (JR) The offender also sentenced for assault causing and breach of probation. He grabbed wife by throat and confined her in the vehicle. The offender had 14 prior convictions for violence against women. The sentence was a joint recommendation.
R v Gbeve,
2001 MBCA 73 (CanLII), per Kroft JA
R v Pupovic,
2000 CanLII 16876 (ON CA), per curiam
ON CA 2 years imprisonment The offender bound and gagged his mother-in-law and put her in the basement. The victim was found and rescued by a neighbour. The offender appealed from sentence of 5 years.
R v Savchenko,
2000 CanLII 28797 (NLSCTD), 191 Nfld. & PEIR 225 (NLSC), per Adams J
NL SC 18 months imprisonment The offender was also sentenced for assault with a weapon, uttering threats, and unlawful entry. He entered into victim's apartment and forced them into a car and drove with the victim at knife-point, the victim escaped while the car was stopped. The offender had an unrelated record.
R v Rowe,
1994 CanLII 10494 (NLSCTD), 126 Nfld. & PEIR 301 (NLSC), per Easton J
NL SC 3 months (confinement)
The offender also sentenced for uttering threats, dangerous operation, and assault with a weapon. He confined wife in a vehicle. [per Easton J]