More jail time ordered for Alexander Levin, on child harbouring case
Alexander Levin, a Saskatoon man convicted of running off with the daughter he fathered with his Brazilian mistress, has been given a longer sentence.
Levin pleaded guilty to child harbouring and was originally sentenced to 15 months in jail. That has been increased to two years, less a day.
Levin, 47, was also given credit for 108 days already spent in custody awaiting his trial.
The Crown prosecutor appealed the original sentence, arguing it was not long enough considering the nature of what happened.
Levin, who was married with a family in Saskatoon, met a woman from Brazil, online. He eventually travelled to Brazil where he fathered a child.
Then, in 2013, Levin convinced his mistress to travel with their daughter to Europe and ended up in Ukraine.
Then, Levin abandoned the woman and went to the Philippines with the little girl, leaving her in the care of a seamstress he had met.
Authorities were eventually able to reunite the child with her mother and Levin was arrested and charged.