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.