A convicted sex offender faces new allegations of molesting a child.
James Michael Snow, 58, of Halifax was picked up by police Wednesday and appeared in Dartmouth provincial court Thursday on charges of sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.
Judge Dan MacRury ordered Snow remanded until his next court appearance in February.
In a news release, Halifax Regional Police said they received a report Jan. 4 that a man had sexually assaulted a child known to him on numerous occasions over a three-year period.
According to court documents, the offences were committed between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2017.
In 2003, Snow was sentenced to four years in prison after sexually assaulting a child in Hants County. The sentence included a lifetime prohibition on attending parks, playgrounds, pools, schools and other places where children under the age of 14 are likely to be present.
In November 2017, Snow was convicted of exposing his genitals to children for a sexual purpose after he was seen masturbating in front of a window at his Maplehurst Drive apartment the previous Valentine’s Day by kids who were sledding. He was sentenced to time served and three years’ probation.
Immediately after his trial, Snow was arrested and charged with six counts of sexual assault, from alleged incidents involving girls and women in the Walton area of Hants County in the 1980s. He was also charged with 31 counts of breaching the prohibition order, from incidents in the Halifax Regional Municipality and Milford between October 2016 and February 2017.
The charges of breaching the prohibition order were stayed by the Crown last August.