04/12/2013 07:26 EDT | Updated 06/12/2013 05:12 EDT

Alberta teen gets deferred sentence on sex assault of four-year-old girl

RED DEER, Alta. - A 14-year-old boy in central Alberta has been given a deferred sentence for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl.

The boy, who was convicted last year, was handed a six-month deferred sentence, along with 18 months probation in a Red Deer court.

If he doesn't violate any of his probation conditions, his conviction can be dismissed.

If he does breach the conditions, he will be sentenced and will have a criminal record.

The assaults took place between February and April of last year.

The judge described the assaults as "opportunistic."