BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - A 63-year-old Nova Scotia man has been released on $1,000 bail after he was charged Wednesday with sexual assault in a bizarre case involving the alleged confinement of a 16-year-old boy.
John MacKean of Lower Sackville is also facing a prostitution-related charge after being arrested Monday in Fredericton.
His release is subject to a number of conditions, including orders that he stay away from anyone under the age of 18 and refrain from using the Internet.
MacKean must also stay in contact with authorities on a regular basis and he is prohibited from leaving Nova Scotia, unless his work requires him to do so.
Police launched an investigation in September after a woman in Upper Chelsea, N.S., reported that a barefoot teen showed up at her doorstep chained at his wrists and ankles.
David James Leblanc was later arrested on a logging road in northern Ontario after police received a report of a man wandering without shoes in near-freezing temperatures.
Police were also looking for 31-year-old Wayne Alan Cunningham, whose body was found near the area where Leblanc was arrested — foul play was not suspected in his death.
Leblanc faces seven charges, including sexual assault, sexual assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement and administering a noxious substance with intent to cause bodily harm.
MacKean's case is to return to court in Bridgewater on Jan. 23.