NEW YORK (NEWS1130) – A British Columbia man has been sentenced to a quarter-century in a New York prison after being convicted in a sexual assault case.

Greg Poirier was convicted of following a woman into her apartment building, pushing her into her home and sexually assaulting her.

Poirier got the maximum sentence Monday in the 2008 case. He’s already serving another five years in a similar, separate case.

The 39-year-old told a Manhattan judge Monday the sentence didn’t matter to him because he plans to appeal. He pointed to his heritage and beliefs as a native Canadian and said he felt mistreated by the US justice system.

Poirier was convicted last month of charges including sexually motivated burglary.

Defence lawyer Hershel Katz says Poirier was working as a truck driver in New York.