Norris Point man going to trial on child luring charge

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Jason Richard Maynard awaits the decision of his bail hearing in provincial court in Corner Brook in this Wednesday, July 31, 2013 file photo..

A Norris Point man will go to trial in Corner Brook in April on 13 charges, including one count of unlawful luring of a child by means of a computer system, one count of invitation to sexual touching and two counts of providing alcohol to a minor.

Jason Richard Maynard, 33, was not in provincial court in Corner Brook when his matter was called on Tuesday. His lawyer, Jamie Luscombe, appeared on his behalf.

The matter had previously been called in Rocky Harbour but was brought forward to the Corner Brook court to enter pleas.

Luscombe told the court his client was pleading not guilty to all the charges against him.

According to the court docket, Maynard is also facing three counts of failure to comply with a probation order, three counts of fraudulently obtaining food or accommodation, one count of extortion and two charges of failure to comply with an undertaking or recognizance.

Luscombe had asked for trial dates in Rocky Harbour, however, Judge Wayne Gorman said with the size of the file it was too big to accommodate there. He instead set the trial for April 24 and 25 in Corner Brook.

It’s not the first time that Maynard will stand trial on charges of Internet luring.

In January 2012, he was sentenced to 18 months house arrest for two counts of luring two pre-teenaged girls in the Norris Point area between February and August 2009 and June and August 2009.

Maynard was on probation when he was arrested last July on the latest charges. There was no indication in court that the latest charges involve the same victims.

Geographic location: Norris Point, Corner Brook, Rocky Harbour

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