VANCOUVER - A former Vancouver television news reporter is appealing his four-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a child.
Lawyers for 45-year-old former Global TV reporter Ron Bencze (BEN'-zee) say a provincial court judge in Surrey, B.C., imposed a demonstrably unfit sentence that is outside the acceptable range.
Bencze pleaded guilty in July to one count of sexual assault involving years of attacks on a now-14-year-old boy.
Several remaining charges against Bencze were stayed.
The Crown wanted a three-year sentence while the defence requested a conditional sentence of up to two years.
Judge Robin Baird rejected those requests when sentence was imposed in late August. (CKNW)
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