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Former chiropractor who pleaded guilty to sex assaults gets jail sentence, probation

Last Updated Jun 2, 2021 at 5:27 pm MDT

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EDMONTON – A former chiropractor who pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual assault has been sentenced to two years minus a day in jail and two years of probation.

The sentence was handed down by Justice Marta Burns in Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton.

In March, Ronald Latch pleaded guilty to the assaults that happened between 1981 and 1990.

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The 67-year-old admitted to sexually touching six of his female patients, two of them children, with his hands and a vibrating tool.

Earlier in the day, victim impact statements of his former patients were read in court.

Crown prosecutors and Latch’s lawyer had recommended the sentence.

Burns, in accepting their submission, said Latch’s guilty plea was a significant mitigating factor.