Alta. prostitute killer given seven years for sexually assaulting child

EDMONTON — Convicted prostitute killer Thomas Svekla has been sentenced to seven years for sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl.

Svekla, 40, was found guilty in a judge-alone trial earlier this year of assaulting a five-year-old girl in 1995.

Court heard Svekla inappropriately touched his girlfriend’s foster child in their Edmonton home on more than one occasion.

He declined to comment before being sentenced in an Edmonton court.

Svekla is already serving a life sentence for the 2006 murder of sex trade worker Theresa Innes.

He also faces a dangerous offender hearing in November.

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