Thursday, April 20, 2017

Former teacher sent to prison for sex assaults

Former school teacher Neil Joynt has been sentenced to jail time after being found guilty of sexual assault on two young boys in the 1960s and 1970s.

Justice Robert Scott sentenced Joynt to eight months in custody after hearing victim impact statements as well as submissions from Crown attorney Robert Corbella and Joynt's defence lawyer, Michael Woogh, on Wednesday.

"It was a breach of trust," Scott said, referring to Joynt's career as a teacher.

Scott noted that if not for Joynt's age and health, he would have sentenced him more severely. In addition to jail time, the 76-year-old received a 10-year weapons prohibition, his DNA will be submitted to the National DNA Data Bank and he will be on the Sex Offender Registry for the rest of his life.

At the end of October 2016, a jury of 12 people found Joynt guilty of assaulting a boy, now 69 years old, in 1962 while sharing a bed with him, and assaulting another boy, now 56, in 1973 or 1974 during a camping trip near Big Rideau Lake. Scott sentenced Joynt to eight months for both the crimes, to be served concurrently.  (more...)


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