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Stratford, P.E.I., man pleads guilty to sex-related charges

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Jefferson will remain in custody until sentencing in November. - 123RF Stock Photo
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A Stratford man has pleaded guilty to touching a person under 16 for a sexual purpose.

Allen Victor Jefferson, 48, also pleaded guilty to sexual assault, escaping custody and public mischief.

Eleven other charges against him were stayed.

Jefferson was arrested in New Brunswick in January.

On Jan. 14, he escaped custody by running out the back door of the Queens District RCMP detachment after he was taken there for fingerprinting.

The police found him in Cornwall after a search.

He has been in custody since and will remain in jail until his sentencing Nov. 1.

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