Ian James William Campbell will spend five years, less time served, in jail for kidnapping and assaulting a 17-year-old girl in Maple Ridge.
Campbell pleaded guilty to four counts in connection with the January incident: assault causing bodily harm, unlawful confinement, using a fake gun, as well as theft.
Judge Garth Smith handed down the sentence on Wednesday afternoon in Port Coquitlam provincial court.
The man, who terrorized a teenage waitress he abducted from a Maple Ridge mall, apologized to his victim in court.
"I know there is nothing I could say to take back what I did, I just wanted to say I'm really, truly sorry," Campbell told his victim and her family, who gathered for his sentencing hearing in Port Coquitlam provincial court.
Campbell had smoked crack cocaine and used GHB before he abducted the 17-year-old from Westgate Centre on Jan. 19. He then threatened to kill the victim with a replica gun and punched and strangled her before she escaped.
Despite his remorse, Campbell was sentenced to five years in prison less about eight months he had already served in custody.
In his decision, the judge stressed that the victim had "suffered severe pain during and after these offences," and that "she fears that she may never be safe again."
Outside the courtroom, family friend Jennifer Strain said the victim and her family were happy with the sentence, which was the length Crown had been seeking.
"I think everybody is satisfied," Strain said, but added, "she's still going to have to live with this. It's going to take a long time, the family is still reeling. I know this doesn't relieve that, but its something."
Campbell was arrested in Vancouver on Jan. 22 after police put out a public alert.
In August, he pleaded guilty to four of seven charges against him, including assault causing bodily harm, unlawful confinement, using an imitation firearm and theft.
The girl's identity is protected by a publication ban.
Her nightmare began at about 8 p.m. last January as she stood outside the Fox's Reach Pub.
Campbell approached her and asked for help to start his car. She gave him a lift in her car, but once they were in the vehicle, Campbell pulled out the toy cap gun.
He forced her to drive to a secluded area on Blackstock Street where he beat her, strangled her, tied her hands with a dog leash and smashed her phone. But the teen eventually fought him off and ran to a nearby house for help.
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