Donnie Snook gets three months added to 18-year term for child sex offences

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SAINT JOHN, N.B.—A former city councillor in Saint John, N.B., already serving an 18-year prison term for child pornography and sexual assault offences has been given three more months behind bars for separate child sex offences in western Newfoundland.

Donnie Snook.

Donnie Snook told provincial court in Saint John he was sorrowful for the crimes, which police said involved one boy.

Snook pleaded guilty last month to two counts each of sexual assault and sexual interference.

The Crown withdrew one count of sexual interference after a review of the case determined the victim was 15 at the time of the offence.

The age of consent at that time was 14.

He pleaded guilty to the charges after they were transferred to New Brunswick provincial court from Newfoundland.

Police said the offences occurred between Dec. 1, 1995, and August 1996 at or near Mount Moriah, N.L., and at or near Barachois Pond Provincial Park while Snook was working with the Salvation Army.

Snook is appealing the 18-year prison sentence, saying it is unreasonable.

The Crown is also appealing, saying the judge gave Snook too much credit for time he served in pretrial custody.

Organizations: Salvation Army.Snook

Geographic location: Saint John, New Brunswick, Mount Moriah Barachois Pond Provincial Park

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