A Port Williams man who pled guilty to two counts of sexual assault involving other males will serve his sentence in the community.
Jerry Howard Atwater, 72, pled guilty to the two counts of sexual assault Oct. 15, 2012. The matters were adjourned to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be updated.
The accused was present in Kentville Provincial Court Feb. 21, where Judge Alan Tufts handed Atwater a two-month conditional sentence order with daily curfew from 11:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. and sentenced him to 22 months of probation.
The court granted a DNA order against Atwater and imposed a 10-year Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA) order against him.
As part of the conditional sentence, Atwater is not to have any contact with men under the age of 18 unless another adult is immediately present. He is not to attend any area where men under the age of 18 may be expected to change clothes or otherwise undress. Atwater is also not permitted to volunteer or work in any capacity that would involve placing him in a position of authority over males under age 18.
Atwater committed the offences in Port Williams between May 1 and June 30, 2006 and on May 21, 2009.
The court ordered a publication ban to protect the identities of the two victims.