A man who claimed to be acting out of "curiosity" when he asked seven different women to kick him in the groin was sentenced yesterday to 60 days in jail.
"I cannot be satisfied that you do not presently pose a risk to the community," Justice Bruce Frazer told 28-year-old Jarrett Loft, who had pleaded guilty to one count of mischief to property.
The judge allowed Loft to serve his sentence on weekends so he does not lose his machinist job.
Court had heard on seven different occasions last April and May Loft approached women using trails in city parks and asked them to kick him in the groin.
One of the women, afraid of what the man might do if she refused, kicked him repeatedly.
Loft, an Oshawa native who moved to Guelph several years ago, thanked her and left on his bike.
Frazer was also concerned with a notation in the report that Loft had taken counselling several years ago and did not feel he needed any more. Jacqueline Coady, Loft's common-law spouse, told the court she is at a loss to explain the man's conduct.
"I can honestly say I find it as odd and peculiar and disturbing as everyone else," said Coady, who was eight months pregnant with the couple's daughter at the time of Loft's arrest.
Coady said Loft told her he developed a "curiosity" after looking at various pornographic websites. She said she had spoken to a counsellor who assessed the man and believed his conduct was a result of curiosity rather than a mental health issue.
The judge says that he is concerned about this guy being a risk to society, but only makes him serve time on the weekends?? Huh?