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James Michael Bomek, shown here at a 2006 court appearance, has previously been convicted of sexual offences involving young men. ((CBC))

A Saskatchewan judge has sentenced a Prince Albert man convicted of a number of sex offences involving young teenage boys to serve 3½years in prison.

Following a trial last year, Justice Grant Currie convicted James Michael Bomek, 57, of sexual assault, possession of child pornography and other offences.

The charges stemmed from a series of sexual relationships Bomek had in 2004 and 2005 with teenage boys as young as thirteen.

Bomek, a disbarred lawyer from Flin Flon, Man., who had once practiced law in that city and in several communities in Saskatchewan, was sentenced in Prince Albert on Friday morning.

He said nothing as he was led out of the courtroom in chains, strips of cloth covering his face in an apparent attempt to foil news cameras.

Crown prosecutor Peter Hryhorchuk wanted five years, but said he was satisfied with the sentence.

"It's a little on the low side, I think, but it's within the range," he said.

Hryhorchuk said it appeared the judge took a number of aggravating factors into consideration.

Those include the age of the victims and Bomek's previous convictions for sexual offences involving young men.

In 2003, Bomek was sentenced to 3½ years for sexually assaulting nine people. He worked as a lawyer at the time and had traded legal representation for sexual favours.

Last year, he was sentenced to a year for selling marijuana from his Prince Albert hotdog cart. The court was told some of the pot was sold to young men for sexual favours.

Bomek's lawyer, Ed Stephens, had asked for a sentence of two years but said the time his client was given is fair.

"I don't think you'll likely see an appeal," he said.

Among the evidence tendered at trial was a book of photographs of naked teenage boys. Currie ordered the destruction of the pictures, whichBomek had taken of his victims.

Bomek will be listed on a sex offender registry for 20 years.