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SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Images of boys as young as toddlers being sexually abused are among the images discussed in search warrants executed in the Donnie Snook child sex abuse investigation.
Redacted versions of the documents were released to the public yesterday which revealed new explicit and disturbing information about the case.
The documents allege that Snook attempted to grab a laptop and flee through the back door of his home, on Martha Avenue, when RCMP arrived to arrest him January 9th.
In an lengthy online conversation with an undercover Toronto police officer, the Telegraph Journal reports an unidentified online user, who describes his attraction to young men as, “a forbidden passion that haunts me”.
The warrants list items seized from the former Saint John councillor’s home on Martha Avenue as computer equipment, memory sticks, and an iPad belonging to the City of Saint John.
Another warrant allowed police to seize video surveillance of the home.
Snook is facing eight child exploitation charges.
He has been remanded until his next court appearance March 11th.