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P.E.I. man jailed for contacting victim in intimate images case

Six young Nova Scotia men who admitted to exchanging intimate images of at least 20 girls without their consent treated the victims as “objects for the accused's own sexual gratification,” a Nova Scotia judge said Wednesday in handing down conditional discharges.
Six young Nova Scotia men who admitted to exchanging intimate images of at least 20 girls without their consent treated the victims as “objects for the accused's own sexual gratification,” a Nova Scotia judge said Wednesday in handing down conditional discharges. - SaltWire Network
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A P.E.I. man is back in jail after breaching a court order by contacting a woman he shared nude photos of online. 

Brian Robert Joseph MacAdam, 29, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown for sentencing after previously pleading guilty to breaching his probation.

Douglas sentenced MacAdam to 30 days in jail, saying any contact with the victim, good or bad, causes a great deal of angst and revives the impact from the past offence.

MacAdam was sentenced in 2018 to 21 months in jail and 30 months of probation on multiple charges that included distributing child pornography and distributing intimate images.

Those charges related to 41 pictures that were considered intimate images of several P.E.I. women MacAdam posted to a website.

They also included photos of a woman MacAdam was ordered to have no contact with as part of his probation. 

When the previous matters were before the court, the woman read from a victim impact statement and said she felt like MacAdam would always haunt her life.

“I feel trapped now,” she said.

She later spoke to The Guardian about her struggles after finding out about the photos, including dealing with anxiety and depression.

“It’s very hard day-to-day,” the woman said.

During the recent court proceedings, Crown attorney Lisa Goulden said the victim reported in January that MacAdam sent her two emails and a Facebook message. 

Goulden said one of those emails was a response to a picture the victim sent MacAdam four years ago.

All of the messages were in violation of the probation order.

Referring to a victim-impact statement for the most recent charge, Goulden said the woman clearly stated it upsets her that he infiltrated her life again.

The victim feels like she is being punished, Goulden said.

Before hearing his sentence, MacAdam addressed the court, saying he realizes and regrets the impact the contact with the victim had on her.

Along with the jail time, Douglas gave MacAdam a further 15 months of probation, which included a condition he be subject to electronic monitoring if his probation officer directs it.

A publication ban prevents the release of any information that could identify the victim.


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