Prayers broadcast for Ontario paedophile
Ontario’s Christian “superstation” – Life 103 – has been praying for one of its presenters, Jason McIntyre, 26, above, who pleaded guilty on June 10 to sexual charges relating to three young boys, and possessing child pornography.
According to this report, Scott Jackson, the station manager, said in a statement that Life 103 was currently awaiting further developments in McIntyre’s court case.
He hasn’t been sentenced so I’m waiting for that information. In the meantime, as a Christian radio station we are praying for Jason and his family.
McIntyre – known as “Jay Mac” – is scheduled to be sentenced on July 6 in Huntsville court.
Five days after he was convicted, the presenter’s profile was removed from the “Announcer Bios” section of the station’s website.
McIntyre pleaded guilty on June 10 in the Huntsville courthouse to two counts of inviting sexual touching someone under 16, one count of luring a child, one count of child pornography and two related counts of breach of recognizance. The charges involve three separate boys: a 12-year-old, and two 14-year-olds.
Crown attorney Lindsay Jeanes entered a thick stack of documents as an exhibit that detailed numerous sexually explicit texts, Skype and Facebook conversations between McIntyre and the victims.
When police spoke with the 12-year-old victim the child revealed McIntyre had just shown up on his Facebook page one day. He also said the older man had asked him to send a naked picture of himself, which he had done.
When police arrested McIntyre and seized his phone, they found the naked picture of the 12-year-old boy still on it. The phone also revealed conversations with a number of other young boys, two of which resulted in convictions.
Besides the three chats for which charges have been laid, there were a number of other chats found on his phone that involved the accused and young males who indicate they reside with their parents and are in high school. The specific age is not known. McIntyre is usually the initiator of these conversations.
One of the conversations that resulted in a conviction was with a 14-year-old boy when McIntyre was 24. The conversations between the two were described as explicit and often sexual.
When police located that boy, he said that there had been a physical sexual relationship.
The final conversation, which resulted in a conviction, was with another 14-year-old boy who described McIntyre as “a role model”. The pair met through church and would attend Christian events together.
At one point, McIntyre told that 14-year-old boy that it’s difficult to be gay because ”religion hates you” and that’s why he no longer goes to church, the court heard.