Barry Gunn set to plead guilty, face sentence in December


Nunatsiaq News

IQALUIT — On Tuesday in Inukjuak, Quebec court judge Donald Bissonnette agreed to postpone the entry of a guilty plea by accused child molester Barry Gunn to August 24 in Kuujjuaq.

According to prosector Stéphane Godri, at that time Gunn, 69, will enter guilty pleas to some of the charges that he now faces, which include sexual assault, sexual interference, incitement to sexual activity and obtaining sexual services for minors.

Gunn was first charged in May, 1997, but his case was postponed several times due to bad weather and various legal motions tath came before the court.

A pre-sentencing report will be prepared following Gunn’s appearance in Kuujjuaq. His case will be heard in Inukjuak on December 2, where the facts of the case will be heard and Gunn will receive his sentence.

At the time of his arrest in 1997, Gunn, a former Baffin regional administrator for the Department of Indian Affairs, had been working in Inukjuakfor Avataq, Nunavik’s cultural institute. Since his release from detention, Gunn has been living in Iqaluit.

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