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Halton sailing instructor accused of sex assault released on bail

Metroland News Service Published on Fri May 30 2014

A 31-year-old sailing instructor accused of molesting six former students while they were boys has been released from custody under strict conditions, including house arrest.

The number of sexual assault-related charges against Sean Hewson, of Ancaster, has grown to 20 after two more were sworn Thursday.

The details of the case that emerged at the bail hearing in Milton Thursday and the reasons for justice of the peace Paul Macphail’s decision cannot be shared because of a publication ban.

The names of the six alleged victims — four who came forward together initially and two who called police after news of the investigation broke last week — are also banned from publication.


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Former Halton sailing coach gets 18 months for sex offences

June 27, 2016 Hamilton Spectator - David Lea

A former Halton sailing coach convicted of sexually abusing multiple teens has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years probation.

Sean Hewson, 34, pled guilty on March 15 to sexual exploitation, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.

He was sentenced in Burlington on Friday.

Hewson was arrested in 2014 after seven male youths contacted Halton police about alleged incidents of sexual abuse dating back to 2003.
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Young professionals: Kaley L. Hepburn

Nov 26, 2012 Hamilton Spectator

Job description: As a criminal defence lawyer I represent people facing criminal charges, work to protect their civil liberties, and make sure their experience with the justice system is fair.

Is this the job you thought you’d be doing? Yes. Since high school I have had an interest in criminal law and wanted to be involved in the criminal justice system. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work in the field I am passionate about.

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Woman accused of not disclosing HIV status has been released on bail

Sep 10, 2014 Hamilton Spectator - Nicole O'Reilly

A Hamilton woman facing aggravated sexual assault charges for allegedly not disclosing her HIV status has been released from custody on strict bail conditions.

April Dawn Bullock was released Monday, after spending more than seven weeks in custody. Her charges stem from allegedly not disclosing her medical status to two men.

At the time of her arrest, Bullock was out on probation after pleading guilty to similar charges in relation to five victims in 2011.

Lawyer Kaley Hepburn said her client was released on strict conditions, including house arrest.

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