A southwest Sask. man pled guilty last week in Swift Current Provincial Court to sexually assaulting a minor in the summer of 2023.

Robert Carpenter's plea deal with the Crown included a one-year jail sentence and a three-year probation order upon release which bans him from the community where the act was committed.

His conditions include entry into the National Sex Offender Registry for life, providing a DNA sample, and a section 161 - avoiding places where children are frequently (daycares/schools) for 10 years.

The 62-year-old has been in custody since his arrest, for the one count of sexual assault, on Sept. 28, 2023, with his time served counting for 296 days. That leaves him with 69 days remaining as of Apr. 10, 2024.

Crown prosecutor Curtis Wiebe said the defence's past sex offences from 2008 in Calgary played a role in the plea bargain.

"We look at the individuals and the individual's history," he said. "If a person does have prior related offences, that is certainly a consideration that is an aggravating factor often in determining what the sentence would be."

Carpenter's criminal history locally has placed him in Swift Current Provincial Court in 2016 and 2019 related to two dog attack incidents. The former resulted in him being banned from owning dogs for a decade.

"The dog offences, they don't have as much barring as prior sex offences," Wiebe said.