June 24, 2014 10:12 am
Updated: June 24, 2014 7:37 pm

Man convicted in teen confinement case sentenced to 2 years in jail


BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – A 65-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy who testified he was blindfolded and chained to a bed during the ordeal at a remote cabin in Nova Scotia.

Outside court, Crown attorney Lloyd Tancock described the case as being among the most disturbing of his long career.

He says John Leonard MacKean of Halifax carefully arranged with one of two men who were holding the boy captive to visit the cabin in September 2012 for a paid sexual encounter.

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In court, he said MacKean did nothing to assist the frightened young man who testified he was held for eight days at the cabin in Upper Chelsea.

MacKean was also sentenced to three years’ probation after he serves his time in prison.

The boy told the trial he was blindfolded and chained to a bed when a man performed oral sex on him.

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MacKean showed no emotion as the judge read his decision in the provincial Supreme Court in Bridgewater.

Another man accused in the case was sentenced last June to 11 years in prison.

David James LeBlanc pleaded guilty to kidnapping, forcible confinement, sexual assault, uttering threats and breach of conditions.

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