A former doctor from B.C. convicted of sex crimes against a child will be finding out his fate in June.
The sentencing hearing for Dr. Albert De Villiers is set to take place over two half-days on June 12 and 13.
De Villiers was convicted on Feb. 7 of sexual assault and sexual assault of a minor from when he served as Medical Officer of Health in Alberta’s Northern Zone prior to moving to B.C. in 2020.
According to the Grande Prairie King’s Bench Court, Justice Shaina Leonard scheduled the hearing over two days to accept sentencing submissions on the first day and issue the sentence the next.
De Villiers faces a mandatory minimum of one year in prison for the conviction, with a maximum of 14 years.
The former doctor faces trial on separate charges on Aug. 22 in Grande Prairie.