N.S. man who served time in Nepal for sexually abusing a minor faces charge in Quebec
Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh is escorted in custody by RCMP officers at Robert L. Stanfield International Airport in Halifax on Thursday, June 7, 2007. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
MONTREAL -- A Nova Scotia man who served time in a Nepalese prison for sexually abusing a nine-year-old boy has been charged in Quebec after he allegedly failed to report his location to authorities upon his return to Canada.
Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh, who has pleaded not guilty, is scheduled to return to court in Montreal Sept. 18. His lawyer, Luc Simard, was not available for comment Tuesday.
MacIntosh was extradited to Canada from India in 2007 to face charges of indecent assault and gross indecency in connection with allegations he sexually abused boys in Cape Breton in the 1970s.
He was convicted in two separate trials of molesting four boys in Nova Scotia, but the convictions were quashed in April 2013 after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the cases took too long.
In 2014, MacIntosh was arrested in Nepal after he allegedly lured a nine-year-old boy to a hotel for sex. He was convicted of sexual abuse in that country and sentenced in 2015 to seven years in prison. At the time, he was 71 years old.
Court documents indicate MacIntosh allegedly failed to report his location to Canadian authorities in October 2018. He was charged a few weeks later.