Man gets 23 months for sex assaults

A man who pleaded guilty to a series of Ottawa sex assaults last spring was sentenced Wednesday to 23 months of jail time.

Gavin Griffiths, 26, has been credited for his time served in custody since his arrest last May. The court will recommend that Griffiths serve the remaining 10 months at the St. Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre. Following the completion of his sentence, Griffiths will be placed on probation for three years.

Griffiths earlier pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting nine women between April and May 2012.

The victims were approached from behind and the assailant attempted to pull down their pants, leggings, or underwear.

Griffiths apologized to the victims at his sentencing hearing.