Man guilty of buying sex time with kidnapped, chained 16-year-old boy
Crown attorney Lloyd Tancock speaks to media in the Bridgewater, NS courthouse about 63yr. old John MacKean on November 20th. 2012.(Sándor Fizli/QMI Agency)
BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — A man accused of sexually assaulting a kidnapped teen boy who was chained up in a remote Nova Scotia cabin was found guilty Friday.
The jury also found John Leonard MacKean, 64, guilty of communicating for the purpose of obtaining sexual services from a person under 18.
Two men took the 16-year-old boy from Halifax to a remote shack in 2012, chained him and raped him for 10 days. He eventually managed to free himself and escape through a boarded window.
One man pleaded guilty and the other is dead.
The teen told police a third man arrived about halfway through his captivity and performed oral sex on him.
The boy testified he was blindfolded so he was unable to identify the man.
Court heard how MacKean had paid the boy's captors for 15 minutes of assault time. Text messages discussing the business deal were shown in court.
MacKean admitted in court he touched the teen's penis with his hand, but that he believed the teen was there of his own free will and was older than 16.
MacKean is scheduled for sentencing June 23.