Warrant cancelled, Canaan man sentenced to custody for sexual touching

Kirk Starratt
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Kentville Justice Centre

A Canaan man will serve intermittent custody after pleading guilty to a charge of sexual touching involving a person under age 16.

The court granted an unendorsed warrant for Leslie Arron Roy, 22, after he failed to appear for his sentencing hearing on Jan. 15. However, the accused appeared in court the following day and the warrant was cancelled.

Judge Claudine MacDonald sentenced Roy to 45 days of intermittent custody, from Fridays at 8 p.m. to Sundays at 8 a.m., beginning Jan. 17. Roy will be on probation during the intermittent custody and for a year following.

Roy was also ordered to provide a DNA sample and will be included on the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA) for 20 years.

The court also granted a five-year order that prohibits Roy from certain activities that could bring him in contact with people under age 16.

Roy was also charged with sexual assault and using a computer system to communicate with a person under the age of 16 to facilitate sexual interference. The Crown offered no evidence on these charges and they were dismissed. Roy had pleaded not guilty to all three charges last May, but changed his plea to guilty on the sexual touching charge prior to a scheduled trial on Nov. 27.

Roy committed the offence in Canaan on June 16, 2012. 

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