A man who raped a Calgary teen after choking her unconscious has had his sentence reduced.
In a decision handed down earlier this week, the Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled the judge erred in a couple of ways when sentencing Daniel Christopher Mahon.
The first was that he didn’t consider Mahon’s troubled upbringing as a mitigating factor.
The second was that he should been given enhanced credit for the time spent in remand waiting to be sentenced.
Mahon was handed a ten-year sentence for the attack on the 17-year-old girl, who was hoping to obtain drugs and alcohol from him in 2013.
When she went into the women’s washroom in a deserted downtown office tower, he followed, cornered and choked her unconscious before having sex with her.
The change is sentence works out to a reduction of more than two years and eight months.