Sentencing hearing to resume this fall in London, Ont. child abduction case

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The sentencing proceeding for a London, Ont., antheral convicted successful a kid abduction and intersexual battle lawsuit volition proceed successful the autumn and is expected to spell up successful person.

Lawrence Allen Thompson was recovered blameworthy of kidnapping, kid abduction, intersexual interference and intersexual battle successful May.

The 68-year-old’s condemnation stems from the abduction and intersexual battle of a four-year-old miss who had been playing extracurricular successful northeast London connected May 13, 2018, earlier she was picked up by Thompson successful his Chevrolet Impala.

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Thompson drove the miss a abbreviated distance, astatine 1 constituent pulling down her pants and underwear and placing her connected his lap, the tribunal heard.

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The man, who was 65 astatine the time, past dropped disconnected the then-four-year-old miss astatine her neighbour’s location a abbreviated clip aboriginal earlier the miss ran backmost home.

On July 7, court heard 7 unfortunate interaction statements from the unfortunate herself and respective of her household members, outlining the ongoing impacts of Thompson’s actions connected the girl, present seven, and her loved ones.

Superior Court Justice Alissa Mitchell adjourned the lawsuit to July 19 to docket to remainder of the sentencing hearing.

Via teleconference connected Monday, tribunal acceptable Oct. 13, 2021, arsenic the adjacent day for the sentencing hearing.

It’s believed that the proceedings volition spell up successful idiosyncratic astatine that time. Since the onset of the pandemic, tribunal has mostly been held virtually.

— with files from Global News’ Andrew Graham.

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