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Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh cleared of all charges
Joan Weeks

A man convicted on 30 charges of gross indecency and indecent assault involving six boys, has been cleared of all charges.

Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh was a businessman in Port Hawkesbury during the 1970's.

During the 1990's, several men from that area came forward saying he had abused them.

By that time Macintosh had moved to India.

It took years to bring him back and more time passed before he was brought to trial.

All in all 14 years.

Today Nova Scotia's Court of Appeal ruled that delay is too long and it affected Macintosh's ability to defend himself.

As a result, all his convictions have been quashed and he is a free man.

Joan Weeks has reported extensively on the MacIntosh case and joins us in studio

JW - MacIntosh_158103.mp3