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Teen's parents wait outside as he testifies about being raped in cabin 0

By Kris Sims, Atlantic Bureau

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BRIDGEWATER, N.S. -- The parents of a young man who was chained up in a remote Nova Scotia cabin and repeatedly raped for 10 days waited outside the courtroom as he recounted his nightmare.

The last man charged in the shocking case is being tried by a jury this week. John Leonard MacKean, 64, from Lower Sackville, N.S., is charged with sexual assault and communicating for the purposes of sex with a minor.

Police say he booked a 15-minute window to assault the blindfolded boy -- 16 years old at the time -- arranging it through text message with the boy's kidnappers.

The court heard how two men lured the boy to a remote shack in September 2012 with the promise of a painting job.

They instead chained him up, threatened to kill him and raped him repeatedly before the boy managed to escape, breaking through a boarded window.

The boy told police that a third man had also sexually assaulted him, forcing fellatio on him.

The Crown presented text messages between MacKean's phone and another man's phone on Sept. 19, 2012.

In one exchange MacKean writes: "See you tomorrow, it should be fun."

The next day, MacKean sent another message: "thx, that was great."

The boy asked his family to stay out of the courtroom so they would not hear details of what happened to him.

His grandparents told QMI Agency: "Our grandson is very strong inside the court -- he has to be. But outside, his life is shattered because of this."

Two men have already been convicted for their involvement in the case.

The trial continues Wednesday.

 

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