Onslow man to be sentenced this fall on child porn, luring charges

Kirk Starratt kstarratt@kingscountynews.ca
Published on July 24, 2014

An Onslow man will be sentenced in September on charges of accessing child pornography and luring a child under age 16 for the purpose of facilitating an offence, invitation to sexual touching.

Donald Kevin Huntley, 52, elected trial by Supreme Court judge only in January 2012 and was committed to stand trial on the charges following a preliminary inquiry in June of last year. However, he re-elected provincial court in October, waived the re-election address and pleaded guilty to the two charges.

Judge Alan Tufts requested a pre-sentence report and adjourned the matters for sentencing. Huntley will be sentenced on Sept. 8, 2014. The charges stemmed from incidents that occurred in Windsor between June 1, 2011 and July 14, 2011. The court has placed a publication ban on the name of the victim or any information leading to the victim’s identity.

Following the preliminary inquiry in June 2012, Huntley was also committed to stand trial on charges of sexual touching involving a person under age 16; invitation to sexual touching involving a person under age 16 and sexual assault. Huntley re-elected to provincial court on these charges in October. These matters have been adjourned to Sept. 8 for election and plea. The charges stem from incidents alleged to have occurred in Windsor between May 28 and July 14, 2011 and on June 18, 2011.

Charges of inviting to sexual touching involving a young person he was in a position of trust or authority toward; sexual touching involving a young person he was in a position of trust or authority toward and attempting to obtain for consideration the sexual services of a person under age 18 were discharged following the preliminary inquiry.

Huntley is now also charged with committing a sexual assault on a young person in Colchester County between July 31, 2006 and Sept. 1, 2006 and with failing to comply with his recognizance in Abbotsford, British Columbia, between Aug. 1, 2012 and Oct. 3, 2012.

As reported in the Winnipeg Free Press in August 2013, a Morris woman’s curiosity about a new tenant and why he was chatting up little boys led to the discovery that Huntley was a suspected child sex offender facing trial in Nova Scotia and barred from having contact with kids as part of his release conditions.

Huntley was arrested by RCMP in Morris in June 2013 and ended up being sentenced to 90 days in jail for breaching conditions of his release orders.

Huntley admitted he spoke with two Morris boys on June 21 and 22, 2013 while prohibited from doing so and for failing to notify police in Nova Scotia he had changed his address.

The Abbotsford charge stems from Huntley allegedly befriending a 14-year-old boy while there in 2012. The boy’s mother came forward to police in Abbotsford to report it.