York grad pleads guilty to on-campus sexual assaults

January 18, 2010

Daniel Katsnelson, a former York University student, pleaded guilty yesterday to sexually assaulting 2 female students in a York residence in September 2007. According to an agreed statement of facts, after a night of drinking, Katsnelson and his friend Justin Connort, who both graduated from York in 2006, ended up at the university's Vanier residence and entered the building, "hoping to get lucky." The court heard that Katsnelson had intercourse with 2 young female students without their consent. Kastnelson is scheduled to be sentenced March 26. Connort pleaded guilty in 2008 and was sentenced to 3 years in prison. Toronto Star | National Post