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Motel employee who raped guest sentenced to 3 years in prison and will be deported

A Calgary motel employee who tricked a guest into having sex with him has been sentenced to three years in prison. he will be deported after he serves his sentence. Warning: This story contains sexually explicit detail.

Warning: This story contains sexually explicit detail

Jatinder Brar was working as a night clerk at this motel, Canadas Best Value Inn Chinook Station, when he found a guest's phone number and began texting her about sex. (Anis Heydari/CBC)

A Calgary motel employee who tricked a guest into having sex with him has been sentenced to three years in prison and will be deported after he serves his sentence.

In July, Jatinder Brar was convicted of sexual assault by Court of Queen's Bench Justice Robert Hall. 

In a victim impact statement read by prosecutor Pam McCluskey as part of the sentencing hearing Friday, Brar's victim described feeling "dehumanized" and guilt "for freezing and not fighting back."

"I feel violated, shame, humiliation and guilt," wrote the woman, whose identity is protected by a publication ban.

The victim was raped in the early morning hours of Oct. 12, 2017.

"October 12 will forever be a date that will be burned into my memory. On that day, I became another statistic, another number. I became another victim."

Brar, 28, was working as a night clerk at Canadas Best Value Inn Chinook Station when he found the woman's phone number through motel records in October 2017. 

Brar testified that he had looked up the woman on Facebook and was attracted to her.

The two began text messaging back and forth with what Hall described as "sexual banter," where both parties described their fantasies. 

Brar suggested the woman unlock her door, invite him over, blindfold herself and have sex with her mystery guest.

After the woman asked a number of times whom she was texting with, Brar finally responded, "I am Jay."

No remorse

But the woman believed she was messaging with her friend Jay S. 

She asked questions like, "I thought you lived in Airdrie?" and "Why are you in Calgary today?" 

She also asked whether "Jay" was attending a tattoo convention, "all of which would alert Mr. Brar that she thought he was someone else," said the judge in his decision.

Brar eventually convinced the woman to invite him into her room, leaving the door open. He also asked in text that she blindfold herself, not speak and have sex from behind — all so he could, as the judge said, "keep his identity a secret."

The two had sex and the woman testified that she felt confused and was "trying to figure out what was happening." 

Brar testified the sex was consensual. His pre-sentence report showed he lacks remorse and empathy.

He will be deported to India once his sentence is completed.

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Meghan Grant

CBC Calgary reporter

Meghan Grant is the courts and crime reporter for CBC Calgary.