Norris Point man admitting guilt to luring for second time

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Jason Maynard is shown in provincial court in Corner Brook in this undated photo.

A Norris Point man scheduled to go to trial Thursday on a variety of charges, including his second incident of Internet luring of a child, is admitting guilt instead.

Jason Richard Maynard, 33, pleaded guilty to that luring charge, invitation to a person under the age of 16 for touching with respect to a sexual purpose, and breaking his probation order in relation to charges dated between July 1-17, 2013. He also pleaded guilty to one of two charges of providing a youth with alcohol.

The remainder of the 13 charges are expected to be withdrawn upon conviction, according to Crown attorney Alana Dwyer.

Legal-aid lawyer Jamie Luscombe requested a pre-sentence report prior to the July 7 sentencing of Maynard.

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

He had made contact with the girls through Facebook, and later met with them between five and 10 times. He supplied them with cigarettes and beer, often at the request of the victims. Although Maynard thought he would get to have sex with the girls, no sexual offences occurred.

He had completed the conditional sentence, but was still on probation when he was arrested in July.

Geographic location: Norris Point

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