Ex-RCMP officer sentenced to 15 years for torturing son

A former Mountie who tortured and sexually abused his son in the basement of their home was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday.

Under the sentenced handed down by justice Robert Maranger, the man will receive credit for time already served, meaning he'll serve just over 13 years in prison.

The man was arrested in 2013 when his son was 11 years old.

Court heard the boy nearly starved to death during his captivity, which left him chained and shackled, often naked, in an unfinished basement.

Ottawa Police investigators referred to the case as one of the worst cases of child abuse they had ever seen.

In November, the father was found guilty of aggravated assault, sexual assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement and failing to provide the necessaries of life.

The man's wife was also found guilty of assault with a weapon and failing to provide the necessaries of life in November and was later given a three-year sentence.

CTV Ottawa with files from the Canadian Press