Kenyon serving jail time

Former councillor charged with interference and assault

A former Harrison Hot Springs councillor is spending the next several weekends in a remand centre, serving out a 14-day sentence for sexual interference and assault involving a minor.

Dave Kenyon confessed to an RCMP officer earlier this year.

He faced a provincial court judge in Chilliwack on July 12 and pleaded guilty. There is a publication ban on details of the case which would identify the victim.

Kenyon confirmed media reports from earlier this week, saying that “on the scale of offences, it’s very minor.”

The incident occurred while Kenyon was serving on council, which was 2008 until the November election in 2011. He ran for re-election, but lost.

He said the judge allowed him to serve on weekends so that Kenyon could run his business. He is also subject to two years’ probation during which he is not to have contact with any person under the age of 16. In addition, Kenyon said he will also be on the National Sex Offenders Registry for 10 years.

Kenyon spoke to the Observer following the court appearance, adding that he has been suffering from “severe depression, which I’ve been going to counselling for, and I’ve been on medication for.

“It is not an excuse for what happened, and I take full responsibility for what happened,” he said.

Kenyon began serving his 14-day sentence last weekend.

news@ahobserver.com

Just Posted

Fraser River First Nations say they aren’t getting their share of sockeye

Shortage is a result of decisions made by DFO, not a shortage of sockeye, complaint says

More funding for Harrison tourism projects on the horizon

Village could see increased funding by 2020

Most cows saved during massive fire on Agassiz farm thanks to fast work of farmers, neighbours

Agassiz Fire Department responded to late night call Wednesday

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

Chilliwack steps up to the plate and brings music and dance Provicials to town to prevent lag

Sponsors are needed to help knock the 2019 Provincials out of the park

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

B.C. pharmacist suspended for giving drugs with human placenta

RCMP had samples of the seized substances tested by Health Canada

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Appeal pipeline decision but consult Indigenous communities, Scheer says

The federal appeals court halted the Trans Mountain expansion last month

Most Read