Feb, 26, 2010: 9 p.m. The woman clocks out at her job at a tax kiosk at Highfield Square mall, in downtown Moncton. She is seen by security cameras as she leaves the building.
Feb. 26, 2010: A few minutes later. The woman is grabbed in the mall parking lot by Romeo Cormier, then 62. Cormier holds a knife to her throat, cutting the woman's fingers in the process. Cormier drags the woman to his rooming house apartment, a 10-minute walk away.
March 1, 2010: The woman's family members begin doing media interviews, appealing for information that would lead to her whereabouts. Her daughter says the family believes she was abducted. Police treat the file as a missing person's case.
March 3, 2010: The woman's family holds a news conference, offering a $26,000 reward to anyone who comes forward with information about the missing woman.
March 20, 2010: RCMP Staff Sgt. Marc Bertrand says the woman is still being investigated as a missing person, and appeals to her to contact police if she can.
March 24, 2010: 11:20 a.m. Cormier rushes to tie up the woman, and leaves the apartment to go to his food bank.
March 24, 2010: about 11:30 a.m. The woman escapes captivity in Cormier's basement, races onto the street, and waves down a Purolator Courier truck. The driver brings her to the closest police station.
March 24, 2010: Afternoon. RCMP in Moncton arrest Cormier in connection with the abduction.
March 24, 2010: Evening. The woman, recovering in hospital, is reunited with her family.
March 25, 2010: Cormier is charged in a Moncton court with sexual assault, assault with a weapon, kidnapping, unlawful confinement, uttering death threats, and theft.
June 13, 2011: About 1,500 people are called for jury selection for Cormier's trial. The large jury pool number, chosen to ensure a fair trial, means an arena in Moncton is hired for jury selection.
June 17, 2011: Cormier's trial begins in Moncton.
June 22, 2011: The woman testifies, in harrowing and graphic detail, about what happened to her at the hands of Cormier.
July 6, 2011: A jury finds Cormier guilty of all the charges against him.
July 7, 2011: The woman's daughter tells reporters that now Cormier has been found guilty, her mother can start to heal
Aug. 18, 2011: Cormier is sentenced to 18 years behind bars, with the judge calling Cormier's crimes "horrendous" and saying there is very little chance Cormier can be rehabilitated.
April 10, 2012: Cormier represents himself at the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, arguing against his conviction and the length of his sentence.
Sept. 5, 2012: The New Brunswick Court of Appeal throws out Cormier's appeal.