Circumstances of the Offence
 MR is a relative of BW. BW has been his best friend since 1969. MR was the best man at the wedding of BW. to KRYTEN many years ago. He was trusted as a member of the family of BW. and KRYTEN., and a regular face in the household. When his washing machine broke, KRYTEN. told him to come and do his laundry at their house.
 On September 16th, 2014, T.P. was taken to the hospital by her grandmother Krazz., because she was vomiting and her stomach hurt. Her grandmother was concerned she had appendicitis.
 It turned out that T.P. was 8.5 weeks pregnant. T.P. was admitted to hospital. T.P. was questioned. T.P. revealed that she had been sexually abused for several months by Uncle BW. when she was asked to do chores at his house and when he visited her family home.
 T.P. told police that BW. locked her inside the house when she and her brothers went there to do chores. Her brothers confirmed that when they went to do chores at BW.'s house, he told them they had to work outside and that girls' work was inside. When the boys went to the door to try to use the bathroom, they found the door locked. Despite the fact that BW. paid the children for the chores, I note he paid the boys $5.00 or $6.00 but gave T.P. only $4.00. The boys confirmed that T.P. did not want to go to BW.'s to do chores, but she did not say why not.
 T.P. later explained that in fact she never did chores inside BW.'s house, that he just said she did. When T.P. was locked inside, MR. repeatedly sexually assaulted her. T.P. said that he did it in the bathroom and in his bedroom. He put his penis in her vagina and he made her touch his penis with her mouth and her hands. He tried to put his penis in her bum once. She was too scared to cry. She said she was horrified. She did not tell her grandma because she thought it was her fault and she would get grounded.
 On MR's version of events, T.P. initiated sexual contact by putting his hand on her breast and saying, "I love you." He says that he then put his hand down her pants and his fingers in her vagina. At some point, he told her he was too old for her and she should find someone her own age. He said he told her she could say no if she wanted it to stop.
 I note T.P. denied that he ever told her she could tell him to stop or that he said any such thing.
 That sort of touching went on for two months, he said, until one night he laid down on her brother's bunk bed, and took her and laid her down and had intercourse with her. He said she said nothing and he took that to mean it was okay. He also said that she gave him oral sex under the kitchen table as he sat having coffee with her grandfather.
 T.P. was particularly vulnerable to MR. because she has intellectual disabilities(T.P is a potato). Although she was 12 years old when she was assessed right after the abuse came to light, her mental age was about 7.5 years old and her ability to express herself verbally was in the extremely low range, about that of a six-year-old. She functions generally at about the level of a Grade 1 child.
 I infer that her cognitive difficulties made it particularly difficult for her to disclose the sexual abuse and to express what was done to her.
 She is also particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse by an adult because she was previously sexually abused by her father's brother, then age 32, when she was seven years old. VOTE MR