Case of confined teen delayed
Oct 23, 2012 / 7:11 am
The case of a man charged with confining and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy has been delayed while Nova Scotia Legal Aid looks for a private lawyer to represent him.
David James Leblanc appeared today in Bridgewater provincial court, three weeks after he was arrested in northern Ontario.
The 47-year-old man faces seven charges, including sexual assault, sexual assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement and administering a noxious substance with intent to cause bodily harm.
Judge Gregory Lenehan adjourned the case until Nov. 14 after legal aid lawyer Barry Whynot said his office is seeking a private lawyer to represent Leblanc.
The RCMP launched an investigation after a woman reported that a boy showed up at her doorstep in Upper Chelsea, N.S., last month seeking help.
The woman told police the boy was barefoot and chained at his wrists and ankles.
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