Man to be sentenced in cabin sex abuse case

The Canadian Press
Published on June 24, 2014
John Leonard MacKean and his daughter arrive at court on Monday, March 17, 2014 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. MacKean is charged with sexual assault in the case of a teenage boy who was allegedly confined inside a Nova Scotia cabin.
The Canadian Press/Mike Dembeck

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – A sentencing hearing is scheduled today for a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy who said he was confined in a remote cabin in Nova Scotia for more than a week.

A jury also found John Leonard MacKean guilty in March of communicating for the purpose of obtaining sexual services from a person under 18.

During the trial, the boy testified that he was blindfolded and chained to a bed when a man sexually assaulted him at a ramshackle cabin in September 2012.

The youth told the province’s Supreme Court in Bridgewater that he was held captive for eight days in the cabin about a 90-minute drive southwest of Halifax.

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.