Third guilty plea on sex charges for former Delta official
Kip Gaudry, a former senior employee with the Municipality of Delta, has pleaded guilty to indecent assault in connection with a 1973 incident in Manitoba.
Gaudry was charged in the fall of 2010 in a case that Winnipeg Police Service said concerned "a historic sexual assault involving a child."
Though he was expected to plead guilty last December, the matter was repeatedly put forward and the plea was not formally entered in Vancouver Provincial Court until Monday (May 14).
It marks Gaudry's third admission of guilt on sex-related criminal charges.
The former director of engineering in Delta quit his job in 2009 after police seized home and office computer equipment and found thousands of still images and movies depicting young children being sexually abused. Gaudry, 60, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and was sentenced last January to 18 months in jail.
In 1995 he pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual assault and served three-and-a-half years in prison. There is a ban on reporting details of that case to protect the identity of the victims. The crimes took place in the District of Houston in northwestern B.C. and police at the time said they involved young people.
Gaudry is due back in court Oct. 23 for a pre-sentence report in connection to the Winnipeg conviction.