Former university groundskeeper sentenced to prison for sexual assault

A former university groundskeeper has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually assaulting a student in her dorm room in Halifax.

Matthew Percy was also sentenced Thursday to an additional six months for voyeurism because he videotaped the September 2017 attack.

Court heard Percy and the woman met  at a downtown Halifax bar, where they drank alcohol before going to her dorm room at Saint Mary's University.

Provincial court Judge Elizabeth Buckle says an aggravating factor in the case was that the victim was impaired and Percy continued to have sex with her while she was unconscious.

With time already served, there are 144 days remaining in Percy's sentence.

Percy is also accused of assaulting two other women and will face separate trials in 2020 on charges including sexual assault causing bodily harm, choking and assault.