A Regina man has been sentenced to 7½ years, less two year's credit for time served, for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2015.

Kohl Alexander Elder, now 21, pleaded guilty to robbery, sexual assault, unlawful confinement, threats, breach of probation and fraud.

Earlier in the trial, the victim, who was 17 at the time of the crime, told the court she suffers vivid nightmares of Elder, is scared to be alone with men bigger than her and has panic attacks.

The judge at the court of Queen's Bench gave Elder two years credit for time served, leaving him with 5½ years left on his sentence.

He was also given a 10-year firearm probation, a DNA order and 20 years on the sex offender registry.

He has to pay the victim $130 in restitution.

Victim was buying cellphone

The teenage girl met Elder to buy a cellphone, but he pulled a knife on her and made threats against her family and herself.

Elder forced the victim to drive to the outskirts of Regina, where he raped and choked her, then put her in the trunk of the car.

She escaped by pulling the emergency release latch in the trunk while the car was stopped.