Bar owner, manager given 9 years for gang sexual assault of woman at Toronto bar

Gavin MacMillan is seen with his lawyer (right) Sean Robichaud outside Ontario Superior Court in Toronto on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. The bar owner and his manager, Enzo De Jesus Carrasco, were at the sentencing hearing for their 2016 gang sexual assault of a 24-year-old woman in his downtown pub. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

TORONTO  A former Toronto bar owner has been sentenced to a total of nine years for drugging and sexually assaulting a barely conscious woman in 2016.

His manager was also sentenced to a nine-year total for gang sexual assault and administering a stupefying drug.

A jury convicted Gavin MacMillan, 44, and Enzo De Jesus Carrasco, 34, in November.

Jurors, however, deadlocked on a charge of forcible confinement.

The violent, hours-long assault of the 24-year-old victim was caught on surveillance video, which prosecutors said appeared to have been deliberately set up to capture such incidents.

Defence lawyers had asked for a one to two-year sentence for MacMillan, and a sentence in the range of six months less a day to a maximum two years for De Jesus Carrasco.