Island man with sex offences fails to stay away from children

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Prince Edward Island provincial court

Darryl Joseph Sock gets four more months in jail for not obeying court order

A P.E.I. man with a record for sexual offences has both failed to take free treatment programs, nor complied with a court order to stay away from children.

Darryl Joseph Sock, 48, from the Brookfield area was back in provincial court before judge Nancy Orr this week for sentencing.

Sock was found guilty at trial earlier, of failing to comply with his court order to stay away from anyone under 16 years of age.

Orr gave him four months in jail, reduced by 45 days because of time already spent in jail waiting for his trial.

The court heard that Sock has a lengthy criminal record which includes convictions for sexual interference, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats and robbery.

Orr noted that while in a federal penitentiary serving his most recent sentence for sexual interference, Sock was given opportunity to join programs for sex offenders and people struggling with substance abuse.

Sock did not take advantage of those programs, said Orr.

When he gets out of provincial jail this time, Sock will be  on probation for two years.

While on probation he is to undergo treatment, if required, for use of alcohol or drugs or any other underlying issue that may have contributed to this offence, Orr said.

That may include counselling for sexual deviancy and anger management, said Orr.

He remains under a court order not to take part in any activity that involves children under the age of 16. That includes not communicating with them by computer. He cannot go to any residence where persons under 16 live unless there is an adult present at all times.

He remains prohibited from being within 100 metres of any park, playground, community centre or other such place where he might come into contact with children.

Orr said that if he goes to a shopping mall he is to enter, make his purchase and leave. He cannot linger or loiter around the mall, she said.

Orr also ordered that Sock not purchase or consume alcohol or non-prescription drugs and must not enter any place where alcohol is served.

The Crown had asked for a sentence in the range of 12 months but defence lawyers said that was far too severe.

Orr said that Sock has made some progress addressing the issues that have affected his life but still has more to do.

Geographic location: P.E.I., Brookfield

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Recent comments

  • Shirley Wood
    May 26, 2014 - 18:51

    I can't understand the Legal System not putting a person in Federal Prison for sexually abusing a child or young person. I believe the picture of the person, in every case, should be published so parents can watch over their child the best we can. (This is just my opinion_)

  • concerned
    May 25, 2014 - 16:08

    The Crown had asked for a sentence in the range of 12 months but defence lawyers said that was far too severe. Are you kidding...too severe!!!. Maybe the courts should start realizing how devastating an issue this is. Not complying with courts orders means he is NOT interested in bettering himself.! Can you just imagine being a poor helpless child in this situation, their life is forever ruined so what, just slap his hand and HOPE its not one of our children next time!! Thats unacceptable punishment to say the least!!

  • citizen
    May 25, 2014 - 09:33

    If he was selling drugs to adults he would have served a year at least.Of course the government not losing any money on the perverts in our society so they are going to do less time.

  • Ian MacDonald
    May 25, 2014 - 08:53

    Scary for me having a teenage daughter and living out his way. A google search doesn't even show up exactly what he did.

    May 25, 2014 - 06:54

    The islander solution of weekends in jail does not work, He refuses to help himself. What is the PEI Justice solution to this one, wait until he messes up the lives of some kids then think about what to do again??

  • Concerned
    May 25, 2014 - 05:12

    Maybe it would be a good idea to release a photo of this guy when he gets out. So the public can help if he's in a place he shouldn't be.

  • A mesusre of our society.
    May 24, 2014 - 18:14

    How we treat children and the other vulnerable says a lot about our society. I am glad this judge is at least more cautious than some would be. I am, however, disappointed our justice system and society doesn't do better ay protecting children.

  • Concerned Parent
    May 24, 2014 - 09:34

    This man has already proven, both in jail and once out of jail, that he is non-compliant with staying away from our children. So serving 2.5 months in jail is supposed to miraculously change his ways now? How many chances do we give this man before another child is harmed? Sickening...

  • concerned islander
    May 24, 2014 - 09:31

    This man needs a stricter punishment . hes a known sex offender and also has attacked his own family members. He needs to be locked up permanently.

    • A concerned mother
      May 24, 2014 - 16:09

      This man has a LONG history of abuse dating back to over 20+ years. People live in fear of him that they have gone into hiding so that he wouldn't know where they live so why is he allowed out into society also knowing he is out there abusing our children.