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Langley City carjacker to be sentenced

Andrew Aurie Jefferson - submitted photo
Andrew Aurie Jefferson
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A man once dubbed the “Falconridge rapist” in Calgary will learn his fate for a crime committed last June in Langley City.

Andrew Aurie Jefferson, 28, will be sentenced Aug. 26 and 27 in Surrey Provincial Court for the violent carjacking of a woman in Langley City on June 8, 2013.

He pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in that crime, but still faces charges of uttering threats, possession of property obtained by crime, assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.

The judge has set aside two days for sentencing.

He is accused of approaching a woman with a knife and demanding the keys to her car. He was arrested just minutes later a short distance away, in the woman’s car.

He was dubbed the “Falconridge rapist” after he sexually assaulted two women at knifepoint and assaulted another in Calgary in 2006. He served time for those crimes and when released from jail he relocated to Surrey in 2011, much to the outrage of the mayor. Others who were outraged started a Facebook page warning about Jefferson.

Earlier this year, Jefferson was found not guilty of sexually assaulting and choking a teen in Surrey in 2012.

Jefferson’s trial on the Surrey charges took place in April in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. On April 16, the 12-member jury delivered its not guilty verdict.

During the trial, the alleged victim told the court she had met Jefferson on the online dating site Plenty of Fish in late 2012, when she was 17.

She is now 19. Her identity is shielded by a publication ban.

The jury in the Surrey case was not privy to details of Jefferson’s past convictions or current charges.

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