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Donnie Snook to be sentenced for child sex offences in Newfoundland

December 17, 2013 - 1:39 AM

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - A former city councillor in Saint John, N.B., already serving an 18-year sentence for child sex offences will be sentenced today on four other child sex offences in a separate case in Newfoundland.

Donnie Snook pleaded guilty to the four charges last month after they were transferred to New Brunswick provincial court from Newfoundland.

Police say the two charges of sexual assault and two charges of sexual interference involve one boy who was under the age of 14 at the time.

Investigators said the offences occurred between Dec. 1, 1995 and August of 1996 at or near Mount Moriah, N.L., and at or near Barachois Pond Provincial Park while Snook was working with the Salvation Army.

Snook is appealing his 18-year sentence on the New Brunswick charges, saying it is unreasonable.

Meanwhile the Crown is also appealing, saying the judge gave Snook too much credit for his pre-sentence custody, and failed to consider a section of the Criminal Code that requires an offender to serve half their sentence or 10 years, whichever is less, before becoming eligible for parole.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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