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Corner Brook court sentences Levi Gould to 16 months for sex offence involving underage victim

Levi Gould is seen here in this file photo during an appearance at provincial court in Corner Brook.
Levi Gould is seen here in this file photo during an appearance at provincial court in Corner Brook. - SaltWire File Photo

A Corner Brook man who was set to go to trial on two sex charges involving a young person has been imprisoned after changing his plea to guilty on one of those offences.
Levi Gould, 57, had initially pleaded not guilty to both charges in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador last November and a two-day trial was set for late May.
The trial did not go ahead after Gould decided to plead guilty to sexual interference for being sexually involved with someone under the age of 16. A charge of sexual assault was withdrawn by Crown attorney Trina Simms upon the guilty plea.
Justice George Murphy sentenced Gould to 16 months in prison, though he was given 450 days credit for time served prior to his sentencing.
Gould was arrested in early March 2018 and has been in custody since. At the time of his arrest, he had been on parole in relation to a conviction for drug offences, for which he had been sentenced to two years in October 2016.

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