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Crown asks for one-year sentence for former BC Lion convicted of sex crimes

07/26/2012 03:25 EDT | Updated 09/25/2012 05:12 EDT
VANCOUVER - A Crown lawyer has asked for a one-year jail sentence for a former BC Lions football player convicted of sex crimes at Vancouver SkyTrain stations.

Josh Boden was convicted of two counts of sexual assault and one count each of obstruction of justice and assault on a police officer involving incidents in 2009.

Lawyer Michaela Donnelly says it took four officers, one civilian and a police dog to subdue Boden during his arrest at the scene after one of those sexual assaults.

She says officers described the takedown as the most violent case of resisting arrest they had ever experienced.

Donnelly asked that eight months of jail time be served simultaneously for each of the sexual assaults, followed by another set of four months at the same time for the other two convictions.

Boden was convicted in December 2011 for grabbing a woman's buttocks and chest while she was riding on an escalator at a downtown station.

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