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Two years for sex assault on teen

A man convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy at a remote cabin in Nova Scotia has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Judge Richard Coughlan also sentenced John Leonard MacKean to three years' probation in his decision today in the province's Supreme Court in Bridgewater.

MacKean, who is in his 60s, showed no emotion as he was sentenced.

A jury also found MacKean guilty in March of communicating for the purpose of obtaining sexual services from a person under 18, and Coughlan said the sentence includes six months in prison for that offence.

The boy testified he had been held against his will at the cabin for eight days in Upper Chelsea, about 130 kilometres southwest of Halifax.

He told the trial he was blindfolded and chained to a bed when a man performed oral sex on him in the cabin on Sept. 20, 2012.

Another man accused in the case was sentenced last June to 11 years in prison.

David James LeBlanc pleaded guilty to kidnapping, forcible confinement, sexual assault, uttering threats and breach of conditions.

The Canadian Press

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