Sex of­fender breaches con­di­tions


A Cape Bre­ton man who ear­lier this month com­pleted serv­ing a fed­eral sen­tence on sex of­fences is again back be­hind bars.

Jef­frey Daniel MacIn­tyre, 26, for­merly of North Syd­ney, was ar­rested only two days af­ter his re­lease and sign­ing a re­cog­ni­zance that re­stricted his ac­cess to the in­ter­net and con­tact with any­one un­der the age of 16.

Upon his re­lease last week from a fed­eral prison in New Brunswick, MacIn­tyre was taken to the Syd­ney Jus­tice Cen­tre where he agreed to sign a re­cog­ni­zance that would be in ef­fect for two years.

Among the con­di­tions of the court order, MacIn­tyre was to live at a Syd­ney men’s shel­ter and re­port to po­lice any change in his ad­dress.

He was or­dered to have no con­tact with any­one un­der the age of 16, in­clud­ing the vic­tim of the of­fences for which he was sen­tenced, and is not to pos­sess any de­vice ca­pa­ble to ac­cess­ing the in­ter­net.

Other con­di­tions in­clude he stay away from parks, swim­ming pools and other lo­ca­tions where in­di­vid­ual un­der the age of 16 are likely to gather and is not al­lowed to vol­un­teer or be em­ployed with any group or ser­vice that deals with in­di­vid­u­als un­der 16.

MacIn­tyre is now charged with three counts of breach­ing the con­di­tions – pos­sess­ing a de­vice that could ac­cess the in­ter­net, fail­ing to keep the peace and be of good be­hav­iour and with hav­ing con­tact with an in­di­vid­ual un­der the age of 16. The of­fences are al­leged to have oc­curred in Syd­ney, Nov. 10.

He made a brief provin­cial court ap­pear­ance Tues­day and is sched­uled to have a bail hear­ing today.

MacIn­tyre was sen­tenced in May 2015 to serve two years and five-and-a-half months af­ter plead­ing guilty to two counts of lur­ing a child un­der 16 for a sex­ual pur­pose; two counts of breach­ing court or­ders; two counts of pos­ses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy; ex­tor­tion; sin­gle counts of sex­ual as­sault and com­mit­ting an in­de­cent act.

He served his en­tire sen­tence af­ter fed­eral cor­rec­tional of­fi­cials deemed him a risk to com­mit a sex­ual of­fence in­volv­ing a child or do se­ri­ous harm to an­other per­son if he was re­leased.

The of­fences in­volved a 13-year-old girl MacIn­tyre met on­line. He ini­tially told the girl he was 16.

Af­ter sev­eral months of com­mu­ni­ca­tions, they met in March 2014 and en­gaged in sex­ual in­ter­course.

They again had sex the fol­low­ing day, af­ter which MacIn­tyre suf­fered a seizure.

When paramedics ar­rived, the girl learned he was 22. The girl had sent MacIn­tyre nude photos of her­self, which he later threat­ened to post on­line if she didn’t con­tact him.

In July, the Na­tional Pa­role Board re­voked MacIn­tyre’s statu­tory re­lease af­ter he was found in pos­ses­sion of a cell phone through which he ac­cessed the in­ter­net, in­clud­ing porno­graphic web­sites, in breach of his special re­lease con­di­tions.

In Au­gust, just prior to his sec­ond statu­tory re­lease, the Cor­rec­tional Ser­vice of Canada found a notebook in MacIn­tyre’s cell con­tain­ing draw­ings of porno­graphic images of young fe­males and crude, de­scrip­tive let­ters writ­ten by him.

In its de­ci­sion, a board panel noted the let­ters were writ­ten from the point of view of girls aged eight to 14. One in­cluded the name and age of his vic­tim in a re­la­tion­ship with a man of his age and name.

MacIn­tyre ini­tially de­nied re­spon­si­bil­ity for the notebook, claim­ing he wrote it for ther­a­peu­tic pur­poses, but later ad­mit­ted it pro­vided sex­ual stim­u­la­tion.

“You as­serted that there is a ‘mon­ster’ inside you that some­times wants to get out,” the board stated.

MacIn­tyre’s case man­age­ment team con­cluded he would not be able to con­trol his urges and no su­per­vi­sion pro­gram could ad­e­quately pro­tect against the risk he would rep­re­sent in the com­mu­nity.

MacIn­tyre has told the board he dis­agrees with the as­sess­ment that he’s a high risk for sex­ual re­cidi­vism.

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