Friday, August 30, 2013

NB councillor's crimes would net 75 years in prison if sentenced separately, court reportedly hears

Saint John, N.B., councillor and youth worker Donnie Snook would be behind bars for 75 years if he was sentenced for each of his child sex abuse crimes separately, court reportedly heard Friday.

Snook, who pleaded guilty in May to 46 child exploitation charges, faced the second day of a sentencing hearing.

The offences -- which include making and distributing child pornography, sexual assault and touching a child for a sexual purpose -- took place between 2001 and 2013 and involve 17 boys.

Psychological assessments of Snook presented in court confirmed he was sexually abused as a child  (more...)

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