A man who pleaded guilty to a pair of violent sexual assaults received a five-year jail sentence in Nanaimo provincial court Tuesday.
Timothy James Wyslouzil, 45, was arrested in May 2014 and charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault using a weapon, theft of a motor vehicle and evading police in the May 2014 incident. He was also charged with choking with attempt to assist in sexual assault, theft of a motor vehicle and unlawful confinement for a similar incident a month earlier.
Wyslouzil is credited for 25 months and will serve 35 months. He is required to register as a sex offender and provide a DNA sample. A two-year driving ban and 10-year weapons ban were also imposed.
Wyslouzil had struggles with cocaine and alcohol, according to Stephen Taylor, Wyslouzil’s lawyer.
In April 2014, Wyslouzil had consumed alcohol and was given a ride from a woman he met in a bar, whom he later sexually assaulted, according to Judge Ron Lamperson’s ruling.
After the woman stopped the car, Wyslouzil reached into a bag and pulled out a shoelace-like item, wrapped it around the victim’s neck and raped her.
The victim escaped and Wyslouzil drove off in the vehicle, which he later abandoned.
A month later, Lamperson said Wyslouzil sexually assaulted a woman who was giving him a ride home from a restaurant. Again, he was consuming alcohol and used a shoelace-like item on the victim’s neck. He threatened her with a knife and touched her genital area.
While prompted by Wyslouzil to drive to a secluded area, the victim actually drove to her residence and escaped.
After eluding police, Wyslouzil was located and apprehended by a police dog team.
Taylor described the case as perplexing. He said Wyslouzil was universally described as nice person and good worker “suddenly exploding into a violent offence.”
“The alcohol and drugs certainly explain why it started, but not the underlying anger and reasons for the violence. By the time we hit the second file, I realized there was a much deeper problem and that Mr. Wyslouzil was going to be looking at significant time.
“Fortunately, his instructions were to not put complainants through any further trauma by making them go to trial,” Taylor said.
Ken Paziuk, Crown counsel, said five years is within the range set out by case law.