Lengthy sentence for abusing woman then abducting her

A man who abused a woman and then kidnapped her to prevent her from testifying against him is going to prison for a long time.

The judge gave John Philip “BJ” Trecartin 8 years and 7 months…even longer than the Crown’s recommendation. The judge also ordered he serve at least half the sentence before being eligible for parole, because of the flagrant affront to the justice system by his actions.