PICTOU – A River John man will spend nine months in jail after pleading guilty to a charge that he admitted was a stupid, impulsive act.
Wayne Brian Ives, 32, pleaded guilty to luring children over the Internet in Pictou provincial court Monday.
He was charged after the mother of a 13-year-girl reported that her daughter received a picture of Ives’ genitals on her social media site in September.
During a bail hearing, the Crown said Ives thought the girl was 15 years old at the time. He made contact with her, through a third party, following the incident to apologize and breached a no-contact order.
His lawyer, Stephen Robertson, said his client is remorseful for his actions and knows it will cost him his freedom.
“It was a one-time thing he will pay for with a lengthy stretch in county jail,” he said.
Pictou Provincial Court Judge Del Atwood sentenced Ives to nine months in jail for the luring charge, but agreed to grant him credit for the 19 days he has been remanded into custody. He will spend 12 months on probation when released from jail.
Ives will spend 10 years on the National Sex Offender Information Registry and must also provide a DNA sample for the national database.