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B.C. man who admitted to sexually assaulting girl gets 90-day jail sentence

09/15/2014 08:20 EDT | Updated 11/15/2014 05:59 EST
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A man who admitted sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Kamloops, B.C., has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years' probation.

Merlin Cameron pleaded guilty to one count of sexual interference of a person under 16 in connection with the incident in November 2012.

Court heard the teen told Cameron that she needed a place to stay and he invited her to his house.

Crown prosecutor Alex Janse said Monday that the two smoked marijuana, ate pizza and went to bed, where they began to kiss.

Janse said Cameron, then 20, “attempted to have sexual intercourse” with the girl, who rebuffed him. He stopped when she asked him to.

The next day, the girl told her mother about what happened and she called police.

Janse said Cameron immediately admitted to investigators what he had done.

“He admitted that he met (the girl) and she told him she had nowhere to go.”

Cameron will serve his sentence on weekends.

He was also placed on a two-year probation term with orders barring him from being alone with children under the age of 16.

In addition, Cameron will have to submit a sample of his DNA to a national criminal database and spend the next decade as a registered sex offender. (Kamloops This Week)