A second notice of appeal has been filed in the case of a former schoolteacher sentenced in December for sex-related crimes involving minors.
Both the Crown and defence have filed appeals in the case of Carolyn Amy Hood, Stellarton, who was sentenced last month to a 15-month conditional sentence order that includes 12 months’ house arrest followed by two years’ probation.
On Jan. 4, the appeals branch of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service filed a notice of appeal regarding the leniency of the sentence. Then, on Monday, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal received a notice of cross-appeal filed by defence lawyer Joel Pink asking for a new trial.
The Crown’s position is that the provincial court judge erred by not upholding the mandatory minimum punishment for the offence of sexual exploitation and that the sentence imposed inadequately reflects the objectives of denunciation and deterrence.
It asked that a sentence of at least two years be imposed on Hood. (more...)