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UPDATE - Convicted sex offender acquitted of new charges

For more news from the Hants County Courthouse stay on this website - Mark Goudge
For more news from the Hants County Courthouse stay on this website - Mark Goudge

WINDSOR, N.S. – Garnett Frederick Smith, 67, from Windsor, has been acquitted of two charges against him.

Smith was charged with exposing his genitals to a female under 16 years of age and breaching his probation in May, however, judge Chris Manning wasn’t satisfied that the defendant committed those acts beyond a reasonable doubt.

His probation was related to a previous conviction of sex-related crimes with minors.

Smith moved out of Windsor when the latest charges were brought forward. 

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The alleged victim, who can’t be identified due to a publication band, gave testimony during the trial on Oct. 29.

The alleged victim was also involved with Smith’s previous convictions on sex-related charges. Smith received three years of probation, with strict conditions, and 90 days in custody, intermittently served on weekends, for incidents involving two minors.

With notes from Sara Ericsson

Editor's note - and earlier version of this story indicated that Garnett Smith was formerly from Windsor, he moved out of Windsor when these most recent charges came to light, but where he currently resides is unknown. 

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