Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Third Suspect In Confinement Case Due In Court

A 63 year-old man allegedly connected to the sexual assault and confinement of a teenage boy in Upper Chelsea is due in court this morning. John MacKean of Lower Sackville is facing a charge of sexual assault and another prostitution related offence.  MacKean was arrested in November in relation to the case at a hotel in Fredericton. He is the third suspect charged in the disturbing case where a 16 year-old told police he was held captive and sexually assaulted for about a week last September. Forty-seven year-old David James Leblanc is facing seven charges and will return to court in April for a preliminary inquiry. The third suspect, Wayne Alan Cunningham, was found dead in northern Ontario toward the tail of a nation-wide manhunt.  Charges against Cunningham have been withdrawn.