The husband of a Brampton Conservative party candidate will be sentenced this week after being convicted of sexual assault.

Gurmeet “Bill” Bhangal, 47, was convicted recently and will be back in a Brampton court this Wednesday (Feb. 20) for sentencing, according to court files.

He was charged by Peel Regional Police in 2011, accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old female on April 15, 2011 inside a vehicle in Brampton.

Bhangal is the husband of Pam Hundal, a local lawyer, community volunteer and provincial Conservative candidate in the Brampton-Springdale riding.

When contacted by phone Friday and asked if she had any comment for The Guardian on her husband’s recent conviction, Hundal said simply, “no” and then hung up.

Hundal has run in two previous Ontario elections for the Conservatives, losing in 2011 to Liberal Linda Jeffrey in the Brampton-Springdale riding, and losing in 2007 to Liberal Kuldip Kular in the Bramalea-Gore-Malton riding.

Last April, she was again elected the Conservative candidate for the Brampton-Springdale riding.

Bhangal worked in the auto industry before becoming owner of a number of Jiffy Lube franchises in Ontario.

About a decade ago, Bhangal tried unsuccessfully to win an Alliance party nomination in the old Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale riding.