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Friday, March 21, 2014

Jury Deliberating In Teen Confinement Case

A 12 member jury has been sequestered for nearly five hours in the sexual assault case involving a Halifax area man.

Deliberations began this morning after the panel were given final instructions from the judge.

John Leonard MacKean is facing charges of sexual assault and communicating for the purpose of obtaining sexual services from a person under the age of 18.

The allegations involve performing sexual acts on a teenage boy that was blindfolded in a cabin in Upper Chelsea

MacKean was arrested in a hotel in Fredericton in November 2012.

The 64 year old is the third and final person accused in the chained teen case.

Wayne Alan Cunningham died on the run from police in Northern Ontario.

David James Leblanc is serving 11 years in jail for his role in the kidnapping and confinement of the teen.

The trial is now in its fifth day.