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Northern Peninsula man denied bail pending hearing of appeal

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A Northern Peninsula man convicted of several sex offences last April will have to stay in jail until an appeal of those convictions and his sentence is heard.

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The man, who cannot be identified because of a publication ban put in place to protect the identity of his victim, was denied bail by a judge in the Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador judge in December.

The man was convicted in provincial court in Corner Brook on April 11, 2017 of two counts of sexual interference, one count of sexual exploitation, four counts of sexual assault, and one breach of probation. He was sentenced to six years in prison on May 31.

In November he applied for bail pending the appeal.

Justice Lois Hoegg denied the application at a hearing on Dec. 20.

She also set the man’s appeal to be heard on March 6.

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