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Sentencing hearing delayed, again, for Richmond sex offender

Satvir Sanghera's trial was delayed twice before he pleaded guilty in December 2022.
Satvir Sanghera pleaded guilty to four sex-related crimes.

The sentencing hearing for a Richmond man who pleaded guilty to four sex-related crimes will not go ahead this week as originally planned.

Satvir Sanghera's two-day sentencing hearing at Richmond Provincial Court, scheduled to begin on July 11, has been cancelled and new dates have yet to be set.

Sanghera pleaded guilty in December 2022 to two counts of sexual assault and two counts of obtaining or communicating for sexual services. The charges date as far back as December 2015.

A total of 17 charges were originally laid against him, including sexual assault and possession of child pornography.

The incidents allegedly took place in Richmond, Vancouver and Coquitlam, according to Richmond RCMP.

Sanghera's trial was delayed twice before he ultimately pleaded guilty, and his sentencing hearing scheduled for November 2023 was postponed to this year after he was hospitalized for serious medical issues.

Sanghera is scheduled to return to Richmond Provincial Court on July 22 to set new dates for his sentencing hearing.

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