Donald Snook in a courtroom in Corner Brook, Newfoundland on August 20, 2013.
Former Saint John, New Brunswick city councilor and pedophile Donald Snook has his parole request denied for a second time. He is serving an 18-year prison sentence for 46 child sex charges.
In 2013, he pleaded guilty to the crimes allegedly committed from January 2001 to 2013 out of 17 victims, boys, aged 5 to 15 at the time of the crime.
He is notably guilty of sexual assault, production of child pornography and extortion .
The Parole Board of Canada ruled this week that Donald Snook poses an “undue risk to the community” if released.
The decision was made during a virtual hearing held in Abbotsford, British Columbia, where Donald Snook has been serving his sentence since 2013.
This is the second time a parole application for Donald Snook has been rejected.
Two years ago, the Parole Board of Canada came to the same conclusion, calling his release “excessive risk.”
Donald Snook's 18-year sentence is one of the toughest ever in Canada for this kind of crime, the Crown said in 2013.< /p>
In 2013, the Crown recommended a 21-year prison sentence for Donnie Snook.
The criminal has had several escorted outings in the Abbotsford area since his incarceration. He also traveled to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 2019 to attend his father's funeral.
Donald Snook's sentence is due to end in November 2030.
Based on reporting by Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon from CBC