Ex-city councillor in New Brunswick to appeal sentence on sexually abusing boys

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FREDERICTON — A former city councillor in Saint John, N.B., convicted of sexually abusing boys is due to appeal his sentence Monday.

Donnie Snook was sentenced last September to 18 years in prison.

He pleaded guilty to 46 charges including sexual assault and possessing, distributing and making child pornography over a 12-year period.

He was given credit for time served, which reduced his prison term to 16 years and 10 months.

In filing his appeal, Snook said the 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.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: New Brunswick

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  • Don
    June 23, 2014 - 13:39

    Let him appeal then give him 25 years.This guy was involved with kids for his job .He broke the public trust by assaulting 17 children. Do you think he would prey on children again after doing so 17 times?