Two men sentenced in Bible Hill sexual assault case

Two of the four men in their 20s charged with sexual assault and sexual interference following an alleged incident in Bible Hill in late 2015, involving a girl under the age of 16, appeared in Truro Provincial Court on Tuesday.

One of the men pleaded guilty to sexual interference and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, though he was given credit for time served as he's been in remand since June of last year.

Additional charges, including sexual assault, were dropped by the Crown, and Judge Catherine Benton also handed the man a period of six months probation.

The other man had all charges dropped except one count each of failure to comply with the conditions of undertaking and failure to appear in court.

He was handed a sentence of eight months probation and 45 hours of community service.

Speaking with our newsroom, Crown prosecutor Rick Hartlen says the other two men had their cases dealt with last month, and all charges against them were dropped after a guilty plea by each for sexual interference.

They were also sentenced to 90 days in jail and, as was the case Tuesday, one was given time served due to being in custody for an extended period of time.

Details of the case, including the names of the accused, were covered by a publication ban to protect the victim's identity.