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Donnie Snook is seen in provincial court in Corner Brook on Tuesday. Snook appeared on four sex-related charges that date back to between 1995 and 1996.
The case against Donnie Snook was adjourned to Oct. 29 in court in Corner Brook Tuesday.
Snook's lawyer was not present so the accused spoke on his own behalf to say disclosure on the charges had not yet been received by his lawyer.
Crown attorney Ed Ring indicated there is some discussion that a request will be made to waive charges to New Brunswick.
The ordained Salvation Army minister facing dated sex charges against a boy in Mount Moriah made his first appearance in provincial court in Corner Brook this morning.
Snook, 41, was in custody in New Brunswick, where he pleaded guilty to 46 similar charges in May, scheduled to be sentenced in Saint John, N.B. on Aug. 29.
The information sworn before the court on May 24 alleges that Snook committed the offences of sexual interference and sexual assault against a boy in Mount Moriah between Dec. 1, 1995 and April 1, 1996. It also alleges he committed the same offences against the same boy at or near Barachois Pond Park on the Trans-Canada Highway between July 1, 1996 and Aug. 31, 1996.
Snook, a native of eastern Newfoundland, became an ordained Salvation Army minister in 1993.
He served as the religious group's pastor for a small congregation in Mount Moriah from July 1994 to June 1997.
During that period, the Salvation Army's Newfoundland branch did not receive any complaints of sexual misconduct against Snook, according to Maj. Wade Budgell of the Salvation Army in St. John's.
In 1997 he was transferred to Saint John in charge of Community and Family Services. He resigned in February 1998 and later worked for the Inner City Youth Ministry under the Anglican Diocese, serving as its executive director until his arrest.