(CTV Calgary) – A disgraced Airdire Mountie once hailed a hero has been sentenced to eight months in jail for sexually assaulting a 17 year old girl he had been mentoring.
Constable Guy Raes pleaded guilty to the charge last week and has since resigned from the RCMP.
Alberta Sheriffs shielded the 22-year-veteran from photographers as he was rushed into a waiting prisoner van parked in front of the Airdrie Courthouse Monday.
Raes had a two-year relationship with the teenage victim which culminated with him taking her to a secluded field where he fondled her.
The Crown told the court how he had become a father figure to the girl, helping her deal with drug and alcohol issues.
The eight month sentence was far more than the ninety days the Crown wanted.
This year Raes was awarded the Star of Courage by the Governor General for pulling a young couple out of a home that was on fire in 2005.