Donnie Snook back in court on transferred sex charges today

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Convicted child abuser Donnie Snook will be in court in New Brunswick today.

CORNER BROOK  Donnie Snook is expected to make his first appearance in provincial court in New Brunswick on sex charges alleging offences committed in western Newfoundland today.

Snook is already serving an 18-year sentence handed to him earlier this fall after he entered guilty pleas to 46 sex- and porn-related charges committed against 17 young boys during a 12-year period in New Brunswick.

The 41-year-old, who has filed an appeal of the lengthy sentence, was also charged with four offences dating back to 1995 and 1996 while he was stationed with the Salvation Army in Mount Moriah in western Newfoundland.

Those charges have been transferred to the courts in Saint John, N.B. and are on the docket for Snook’s first appearance on them there today. Snook is expected to enter guilty pleas on all counts since agreeing to do so is usually a condition of having charges transferred.

The charges from western Newfoundland against the former Saint John city councillor include two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference, all against the same male victim. The offences are alleged to have occurred in Mount Moriah and the others at or near Barachois Pond Provincial Park.

Organizations: Salvation Army

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

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