Nauwigewauk man jailed for sex offences against child

Telegraph-Journal (Saint John)
Tue May 10 2005
Section: News
Byline: BY MIA URQUHART Telegraph-Journal

A 51-year-old Nauwigewauk man was sentenced Monday to four months in jail for two sex offences against a six-year-old girl. Brent Allan McKinney, of Bonny Road, was found guilty in March of touching a child for a sexual purpose and inviting a child to touch him for a sexual purpose.

At trial earlier this year, the court heard that both offences occurred in one encounter between the girl and Mr. McKinney, an acquaintance of the girl’s mother.

Provincial Court Judge Alfred Brien rejected the conditional sentence requested by Mr. McKinney’s defence lawyer, saying deterrence is the principle concern when it comes to sex offences by adults against children.

Judge Brien said a conditional sentence, which would have allowed Mr. McKinney to serve his sentence in the community while continuing to live at home and maintain employment, wouldn’t be appropriate.

Mr. McKinney was also placed on probation for one year and to have no contact with the victim, to attend sex offender counselling as directed, and not to be in the company of females under 14 unless accompanied by another adult.

Mr. McKinney will also be registered with the National Sex Offender Registry, a national database of sex offenders that was established in December