A jury convicted longtime hockey billet and retired Kingston school teacher Neil Joynt on Thursday on two of three historic sex-related assault charges.
The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for more than 10 hours — nine hours on Wednesday and one hour on Thursday morning — before convicting Joynt, 75, of two counts of indecent assault. The first assault took place at his parents’ Battersea home in 1962 and the other while camping on Big Rideau Lake north of Kingston in 1973 or 1974.
Joynt was acquitted of a third charge involving an alleged incident in the early 1980s.
A publication ban has been imposed on the names of his victims.
When the guilty verdicts were read, one of the victims hugged his partner while other relatives held onto him. (more...)