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More charges in chained-teen case

A man accused of sexually assaulting and confining a teenage boy in Nova Scotia is facing additional charges.

David James Leblanc had charges of sexual assault causing bodily harm, uttering a death threat, administering a noxious substance with intent to cause bodily harm, kidnapping and breach of conditions added to those he was already facing before he appeared today in Bridgewater provincial court.

He had earlier been charged with forcible confinement and sexual assault.

Leblanc was ordered to appear in court again on Oct. 23.

The 47-year-old was arrested eight days ago on a road in the northern Ontario community of Greenstone.

The RCMP in Nova Scotia launched an investigation a few weeks ago after a woman reported that a boy showed up at her doorstep in Upper Chelsea, barefoot and chained at his wrists and ankles.

The search for the co-accused in the case, Wayne Alan Cunningham, ended Thursday when his body was found in a densely wooded area close to where Leblanc was arrested.

The Canadian Press


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