Former ParaTranspo driver Victor Fuentes was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for sexually abusing a disabled passenger.

Before losing his job, Fuentes had worked for 12 years as a ParaTranspo bus driver.

Fuentes pleaded guilty to sexual assault earlier this year after raping a 26-year-old woman with cerebral palsy who was riding his bus in May last year.

Earlier this month, the Crown had argued Fuentes should be sentenced to four years in prison, while Fuentes's defence lawyer asked for 18 months to two years less a day to be served in a specialized jail.

Ontario Court Justice Ann Alder delivered the sentence after summarizing victim-impact statements read in court earlier this month.

Alder rejected defence arguments that Fuentes's detention and alleged abuse in his home country could be partly responsible for what happened.

But Alder told the court she would have sentenced Fuentes to more time in prison if he had prior convictions, hadn't shown remorse, or hadn't boasted letters of support from family and friends saying the sexual assault was out of character.