Donnie Snook sex charges in N.L. being transferred to N.B.
Former Saint John councillor, sentenced to 18 years in prison, still faces 4 outstanding charges
Four sex-related charges against former Saint John councillor and youth ministry leader Donnie Snook in his native Newfoundland and Labrador will be transferred to a New Brunswick court.
Snook, 41, was sentenced earlier this month to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to 46 sex crimes against boys.
He is still facing two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference in N.L. He is accused of assaulting a boy while he was a pastor with the Salvation Army in Mount Moriah in the mid-1990s.
Defence lawyer Dennis Boyle has said Snook intends to plead guilty to the four outstanding charges. Transferring the charges to New Brunswick is contingent upon guilty pleas, Boyle has said.
Court staff in Corner Brook, N.L., confirmed the charges will be dealt with in New Brunswick. But it's still unclear when or where.
Court staff in Saint John told CBC News they had not yet received information on the N.L. charges and that no court date had been set there.
Boyle plans to request a concurrent sentence to the 18 years Snook received on the other 46 charges, which include sexual assault, making child pornography and extortion.
Those charges date back to 2001 and involve 17 male victims, some as young as five years old.
Snook will be eligible for parole after serving less than six years.
A forfeiture hearing is scheduled for Nov. 14. The Crown hopes to seize any of Snook's property that was related to the offences, including his Martha Avenue bungalow, his SUV, a trailer and electronic equipment.