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Randall Hopley appeals seven-year sentence

The man who abducted a three-year-old boy from his Sparwood home in 2011 is appealing his seven-year prison sentence.

Randall Hopley was sentenced last November for the September 2011 kidnapping of Kienan Hebert from a second floor bedroom. After a four-day RCMP search for the child, Hopley returned Kienan unharmed to the family's home.

Hopley, declared a long-term offender, has a history of sexually abusing children, but Kienan was apparently not assaulted during his time with his abductor.

Hopley’s sentence includes six years and two months for Kienan’s abduction, plus an additional year for a number of break-ins at residences across the provincial boundary in Alberta. With credit for time already served, he still faces more than four years behind bars.

Hopley was also sentenced to 10 years of mandatory supervision after his release — the maximum period under the long-term offender designation. A forensic psychiatrist told a sentencing hearing that Hopley is a "high risk" to reoffend if he's released from prison.

 

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