Burin Peninsula man sentenced for molesting two children

Rosie Mullaley
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A man originally from the Burin Peninsula who sexually assaulted two young children has been given an 18-month conditional sentence, with three years’ probation.

Melvin Parrott was given an 18-month conditional sentence Monday in provincial court.

Melvin Parrott, 66, was sentenced Monday in provincial court in St. John’s after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault.

The incidents happened in the 1990s when the children were around six or seven years old.

On separate occasions, Parrott called each of the children — a girl and a boy — into his garage and had them touch his penis.

In handing down the sentence, Judge Jim Walsh went along with an agreed recommendation by defence lawyer Rosellen Sullivan and Crown prosecutor Allison Manning, who is from the Crown’s office in Grand Bank.

As part of the sentence, Parrott must abstain from alcohol and drugs and was ordered to have no contact with the victims, which is also a condition of his probation.

Parrott, who now lives on the Northeast Avalon area of the province, must also submit a DNA sample and will have his name listed on the country’s Sex Offenders Registry for 20 years.



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Geographic location: Northeast Avalon

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Recent comments

  • Foggy Day
    August 10, 2015 - 15:29

    Although I am not a victim of sexual molestation, I thought the sentence was fitting given there was no rape involved. When I grew up in the 60's and 70's, this was quite common place. The jails would have been full if the culprits were charged. Most people didn't want their kids remembered as being victims' of abuse. "just saying"

  • randy crocker
    May 22, 2015 - 21:09

    wow what dam pharce the judges should be locked up along with this guy and oh yeah make sure he stays away from drugs and alcohol that will keep the kids safe for sure

  • Chris Sheppard
    May 22, 2015 - 14:24

    He would have not seen the light of day for at least 10 years per count here in Louisiana.

  • buddah
    February 18, 2014 - 22:07

    Is there a website in Newfoundland that lists sex offenders. With a profile including their picture?

  • Joan
    February 12, 2014 - 07:33

    The courts should have locked him up for life.

  • Yo mama
    February 12, 2014 - 05:55

    In civilized countries, the families of the victims could hand down the sentence....vigilante justice works people.

  • ELsie
    February 11, 2014 - 12:56

    Sick ba.....rd !!!

  • spiderman
    February 11, 2014 - 12:26

    this just totally makes me SICK!!!!!!

  • spiderman
    February 11, 2014 - 12:25

    this just totally makes me SICK!!!!!!