A man who was arrested in connection to the 2012 mistaken home invasion that left a woman injured and living in fear has been sentenced to jail time.
Long Nam Tran was given 60 days in jail, to be served intermittently, in a Nanaimo court room on Sept. 3 for the charge of disguising his face with intent to commit a crime.
Tran was one of three men who faced charges for the mistaken Aug. 18, 2012 home invasion. On Aug. 6 of this year, Cuong Van Luu was sentenced to 90 days in jail and a year on probation for disguising his face with intent to commit an offence.
A third man, Hudson David Klassen, was given 690 days in jail on Dec. 4, 2012 for a charge of break and enter with intent to commit an offence and assault causing bodily harm.
Alicia Appleton was woken during the night of the attack when the trio broke into her condo by removing a window screen. She had confronted the men when she was attacked and suffered a broken jaw in the altercation. Appleton had to have emergency surgery. Doctors then told her she would not be able to return to her job as a server for at least several weeks.
After the attack and subsequent arrest of the three men, it was revealed that they had targeted the wrong Uplands Drive address. When Appleton confronted the men, one of them lunged at her and struck her in the face multiple times.
Appleton could not be reached for comment.
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