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No jail for P.E.I. man who kicked, shoved kid at playground

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A P.E.I. man who kicked a child in the leg and pushed him down at a playground was given a conditional discharge and community service Friday.

Michael William Curran, 39, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown for sentencing after previously pleading guilty to the assault.

During a previous appearance, the court heard Curran was at a playground where there were seven or eight children.

The court heard some of the children were rough housing when Curran stepped in, separated them and kicked one of the boys in the upper thigh.

After some shouting, Curran pushed the boy in the chest and the victim fell down.

The court heard Curran admitted to police that he kicked and shoved the boy who he said was being aggressive. 

On Friday, Crown attorney Gerald Quinn told the court there was a joint sentencing recommendation for a conditional discharge with 18 months of probation.

Orr followed the joint recommendation, saying she was satisfied it was appropriate and not contrary to the public interest given the information before her.

Curran must perform 30 hours of community service or pay $10 per hour not completed with the money going to the Upper Room.

He must also write an apology letter to the victim.


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