By David Venn Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Former Baker Lake MLA and territorial cabinet minister David Simailak, 70, has been sentenced to three years’ probation and must perform 240 hours of community service in connection with a historical sexual assault. Judge Chris Martin imposed the sentence virtually Monday morning, to an Iqaluit courtroom. The community service must be performed over the next 18 months. “I accept that Simailak is truly remorseful,” Martin said. “ The crime does not demand a jail sentence in this unique situation. It would be unduly harsh.” In April, a Baker Lake jury found Simailak guilty of rape, which was the charge under the Criminal Code in 1973, over an incident that happened late that year, Martin said. Simailak, who was 21 then, was working as the
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