Canadian Truck Driver Sentenced to 25 Years in NYC Sex Assault

Greg Poirier pointed to his heritage and beliefs as a Native Canadian and said he felt mistreated by the U.S. justice system

Monday, Aug 6, 2012  |  Updated 4:22 PM EDT
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Trucker Sentenced to 25 Years in NYC Sex Assault

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A Canadian man has been sentenced to a quarter-century in a New York prison. He was convicted of following a woman into her apartment building, pushing her into her home and sexually assaulting her. 

Greg Poirier got the maximum sentence Monday in the 2008 case. He's already serving another five years in a similar, separate case.
 
The 39-year-old from British Columbia told a Manhattan judge Monday the sentence didn't matter to him because he plans to appeal.
 
He pointed to his heritage and beliefs as a Native Canadian and said he felt mistreated by the U.S. justice system.
 
Poirier was convicted last month of charges including sexually motivated burglary.
 
Defense lawyer Hershel Katz says Poirier was working as a truck driver in New York.

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