Kentville law courts
After a lengthy delay, the case of a North Kentville man facing multiple sex-related charges involving children can proceed now that he has secured legal representation.
Jason Troy Pitts, 37, is charged with making child pornography, videos, and conspiracy to commit sexual assault in Kentville between June 19, 2011 and Jan. 3, 2012.
He faces an additional 18 counts of conspiring with other online users to commit sexual assault on a child in Kentville between June 18 and Sept. 6, 2011; possessing child pornography; accessing child pornography; and distributing child pornography, images and videos in Kentville Dec. 14, 2011.
The charges involve conversing in online chats for children to engage in sexual acts for money, with other children in several instances.
Pitts reported to Judge Alan Tufts during the hearing that he has retained Halifax defense lawyer Thomas Singleton. On the Singleton and Associates website Singleton is described “as a highly experienced criminal defence who regularly appears before all courts in Nova Scotia and elsewhere in Atlantic Canada defending clients against the most serious criminal charges.”
Pitts was ordered to return to court June 23 and Singleton, who was not present June 10, is to provide a status report on the case at that time. Pitts has yet to enter any pleas to the charges laid against him.