06/20/2012 11:33 EDT | Updated 08/20/2012 05:12 EDT

Former B.C. border guard convicted of sex assaults loses prison-sentence appeal

VANCOUVER - A former border guard convicted of sexual assault for strip searching four women at B.C.'s Peace Arch crossing in 2007 has lost an appeal of his prison sentence.

Daniel Greenhalgh was found guilty of breach of trust and sexual assault in October 2010.

He was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by three years of probation.

Greenhalgh appealed, seeking nine months in prison and arguing the judge's sentence was unlike those handed out for similar offences.

B.C.'s Court of Appeal ruled, however, that Greenhalgh couldn't demonstrate the sentence is unfit and said there is no basis to interfere with the judge's ruling.

During the original trial, the victims testified Greenhalgh took them to secluded areas at the border crossing and conducted strip searches.

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