By Kirk Starratt
He’s been sentenced to time in custody for other offences, but an Annapolis County man has yet to make election or enter pleas on several sex-related charges.
Matthew Conrad Osmond, 21, of Wilmot, pled guilty Feb. 4 in Kentville Provincial Court to three charges of failing to comply with probation, one of failing to comply with his undertaking and one of willfully obstructing a peace officer engaged in the execution of his duty.
Osmond was sentenced to 30 days in custody on the five counts. These charges stem from incidents that occurred in Kentville on Dec. 14, 2012 and Aylesford on Jan. 10, 2013.
Osmond is charged also with sexual assault; using a computer system to communicate with a person who was or who he believed to be under the age of 18 for the purpose of facilitating the offence of invitation to sexual touching; and transmitting or making available sexually explicit material to a person who is or who the accused believed to be under the age of 18 for the purpose of facilitating the offence of invitation to sexual touching.
Osmond faces five counts of allegedly failing to comply with his undertaking. These include two involving an alleged failure to abstain from communicating with any person under age 16 or attending places where people under age 16 can reasonably be expected to be present. Another two involve an alleged failure to abstain from accessing computer systems or other electronic devices with Internet capability.
Osmond is charged with five counts of allegedly failing to comply with probation and two counts of failing to attend court in accordance with an appearance notice.
Although he is serving a 30-day sentence, Osmond consented to being remanded into custody until Feb. 12, when a show cause hearing is scheduled on the 15 outstanding charges. These charges stem from incidents alleged to have occurred in Oxford between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3, 2012; Nictaux between Sept. 10 and 26, 2012; Lawrencetown between Nov. 27 and Dec. 14, 2012 and Annapolis Royal Jan. 7, 2013.