Convicted sex offender John Ernest Jacobs was sentenced in provincial court in St. John’s earlier this year to six months in jail for breaching court orders to stay away from children.
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The case of a convicted sex offender ordered to stay away from children was back in St. John’s provincial court Wednesday.
John Ernest Jacobs, 43, was arrested June 24 and charged with breaching probation and vagrancy after he was reportedly spotted outside a Torbay daycare centre. He was remanded in custody indefinitely at the time of his arrest.
Earlier this year, a judge sentenced Jacobs to six months in jail for breaching court orders to stay away from children. He’d been spotted multiple times looking into the windows of a home where a five-year-old girl lived. Jacobs was also observed watching children sledding on a snowy hill on Empire Avenue.
Jacobs’ past convictions include invitation to sexual touching, fraud, and break and enter.
His case has been set over until Sept. 6.