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Marystown man sentenced for sexual assault and other charges

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Keith Gerard Barry will be incarcerated for another 10 months for offences involving a minor.

Judge Harold Porter sentenced him to 420 days – less 74 days for time served – for a total of 309 days at provincial court in Grand Bank Wednesday.

Barry, a Marystown resident, was charged with multiple offences following an incident involving a minor which occurred earlier this year, including touching for a sexual purpose, invitation to sexual touching, sexual assault, breach of probation, providing liquor to a minor and providing tobacco to a minor.

In his written decision, Porter gave a summary of the offences committed by the accused over the space of a few weeks in February.

“The facts may be summarized as follows,” he wrote. “The 14-year-old complainant engaged with a trade with the accused. The accused supplied her with beer and cigarettes. In return, she did things for him. These things involved allowing him to touch her breasts and vagina…”

Porter sentenced Barry to 12 months for sexual assault, 12 months for touching for a sexual purpose and 12 months for invitation to sexual touching, to be served concurrently.

He was also given 60 days for breach of probation, and must pay a $200 fine for providing liquor to a minor and a $50 fine for providing tobacco to a minor.

“The accused took advantage of a vulnerable child by trading sexual contact with her for cigarettes and beer,” Porter concluded.

In addition to 309 days in custody, Barry will serve a probationary period of two years, pay $300 in victim surcharges and provide a DNA sample.    

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