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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sentencing Scheduled For Former Common Councillor

Former Common Councillor Donnie Snook is scheduled to be sentenced this morning on 46 charges of child exploitation. 

The prosecution at the sentencing hearing recommended he get 21 years in prison and serve at least half before being eligible for parole. Prosecutor Karen Lee Lamrock says she calculated what Snook should serve by the number of offenses and it worked out to 75 years in prison.

The defense recommends a prison term of 12 years. 

Snook was described as being on the high end of a moderate risk to reoffend although he's willing to participate in rehabilitation treatment. 

The court was told he did not empathise with his victims and did not have an emotional relationship with them....It was just about the sex. One of the victims was Snook's own foster child whom he used to get access to other children.

Defense lawyer Dennis Boyle says Snook wonders whether his sexual desires were sent by the devil to undermine his ministry with young people and describes his capture as the best day of his life.