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Break and enter perp jailed
21 months for man with history of sexual assaults who broke into Old Town home with family inside

Daniel Campbell
Northern News Services
Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A man with a history of sexual assaults was sentenced to 21 months in jail on Friday for breaking into a family's home in Old Town last fall.

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Bobby Zoe, seen here after his sentence for sexual assault in 2012, was recently jailed for 21 months after breaking into a family's home while he was on probation. - NNSL file photo

Bobby Zoe, 32, was released from prison early and was on probation during the time of his offence.

He had been sentenced to 39 months in prison in April 2012 for sexually assaulting and robbing a woman as she walked down 53 Street.

Offenders are allowed to work off up to one third of their sentence if they're well-behaved and participate in corrections programs, according to the Department of Justice.

If Zoe qualified for the full third, he would have been released as early as last August.

At the time of Zoe's arrest, the Justice department refused to comment on exactly when Zoe was released from jail.

On the night of Oct. 4, 2013, Zoe broke into a family home in Old Town while the parents and their two teenaged daughters slept.

According to an agreed statement of facts, Zoe and another man were looking for booze.

It was Zoe's job to keep an eye out for the police while the other man rummaged around the house.

A barking dog scared Zoe off. RCMP arrested him the next day with various items taken from the home in his possession.

Four victim impact statements were provided to the court, where family members outlined the difficulties Zoe's crime has had on their perception of safety in the home.

Judge Bernadette Schmaltz sentenced Zoe to 21 months in jail, minus the three months and 27 days he had already served waiting for his sentence.

He'll also be on probation for three years upon his release.

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