Kings County boy pleads guilty to charges stemming from Aylesford fires

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KENTVILLE - A Kings County boy arrested following recent fires in a house and barn in Aylesford has pleaded guilty to several of the charges he was facing.

Several fire departments were on the scene of a fire in an abandoned house on Highway 1 in Aylesford on April 27.

During a May 8 appearance in Kentville provincial court, the 17-year-old pleaded guilty to a charge of break and enter into a residence and committing an indictable offence therein; intentionally causing damage by fire to a residence; intentionally causing damage by fire to a barn; and failing to comply with an undertaking.

The matters have been adjourned until June 19 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared before sentencing.

The boy, who can’t be identified because of his age, is also charged with stealing household items valued at less than $5,000. This matter was also adjourned to June 19.

The teen is scheduled to enter pleas to other charges on June 19, including theft from the Kingston Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation store on Jan. 26; break, enter and theft of an Argo from Nova Scotia Power on Feb. 1; threats of death or bodily harm in Cambridge on Feb. 25 in relation to a lockdown at Central Kings Rural High School; and theft from the Kingston Superstore on March 9.

The boy is also charged with sexual assault and sexual touching involving an underage girl in Aylesford on Oct. 29, 2013. These matters have been adjourned until May 22 to set a new trial date. The accused pleaded not guilty to these charges in March.

The teen was arrested on April 17, the day of the fires. A 15-year-old boy was also arrested and faces charges, although he has yet to appear in court.

Organizations: Kingston Nova Scotia Liquor, Nova Scotia Power, Central Kings Rural High School

Geographic location: Aylesford, Kings, Kentville Cambridge

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