Man convicted in confinement and sex assault of Nova Scotia teen dies in prison

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SPRINGHILL, N.S. - Nova Scotia's Springhill Institution says a man convicted in the case of a Nova Scotia teen who was kidnapped, chained and sexually assaulted, has died in prison.

Spokeswoman Shannon Oickle says 65-year-old John Leonard MacKean died of natural causes on Wednesday.

No other details have been released.

MacKean was sentenced in June to two years in prison for sexually assaulting the 16-year-old boy, who testified he was blindfolded and chained to a bed during the ordeal.

The Halifax man was also sentenced to three years' probation.

Another man accused in the case was sentenced last June to 11 years in prison.

David James LeBlanc pleaded guilty to kidnapping, forcible confinement, sexual assault, uttering threats and breach of conditions.

Organizations: Springhill Institution

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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