Saturday, November 23, 2013

Former owner of Copetown ‘ranch’ for boys is guilty of sex assault

The Way-J Boys Ranch of Copetown was a group home for foster children that ran for
only a few months in 1969, long enough for its owner to sexually assault residents.
A man who once ran a boys' foster home in rural Ancaster has been convicted on charges in a historic sex abuse case police believe has more victims.

Howard Wayne Jones, now 70, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of indecent assault — as it was called in the Criminal Code in the 1960s – for attacks on two victims at his Way-J Boys Ranch in Copetown.

Eight other charges were withdrawn.

Ontario Court Justice Bernd Zabel handed Jones the equivalent of a 40-month sentence, crediting him at time-and-a-half for the 27 months and four days he served in pre-trial custody.  (more...)

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