June 23, 2014 8:26 am

Sentence appeal delayed for former Saint John Coun. Donnie Snook

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FREDERICTON – An appeal hearing has been delayed for a former city councillor in Saint John convicted of sexually abusing boys.

Donnie Snook was sentenced last September to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to 46 charges including sexual assault and possessing, distributing and making child pornography over a 12-year period.

His appeal was expected to be heard Monday in Fredericton, but the Appeal Court says the matter will be rescheduled for September at the earliest.

In filing his appeal last year, Snook said his sentence was unreasonable and in excess of the appropriate range.

The crimes involved 17 boys between the ages of five and 15 at the time of the offences.

Snook was arrested by the RCMP after an investigation that began in 2011.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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