Pedophile Donald Snook denied parole again

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Release condition again denied to pedophile Donald Snook

Donald Snook in a courtroom in Corner Brook, Newfoundland on August 20, 2013

Pedophile Donald Snook, a former city councilor in Saint John, New Brunswick, has had his parole application denied for a second time. He is serving an 18-year prison sentence for 46 sexual charges involving children.

In 2013, he pleaded guilty to crimes committed from January 2001 to 2013 on 17 victims , boys aged 5 to 15.

He is guilty of sexual assault, production of child pornography and extortion, among others.

The Parole Board of Canada ruled this week that Donald Snook poses an undue risk to the community if released.

The decision has was rendered in a virtual hearing held in Abbotsford, British Columbia, where Donald Snook has been serving his sentence since 2013.

This is the second time a request for Donald Snook's parole is denied.

Two years ago, the Parole Board of Canada came to the same conclusion, calling his release an excessive risk.

The 18-year sentence imposed on Donald Snook is one of the most severe ever seen in Canada for this kind of crime, the Crown said in 2013.

In 2013 , the Crown had recommended a 21-year prison sentence for Donald 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, CBC

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