YARMOUTH — A convicted child molester who worked in a daycare centre and at a summer camp has pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of exposing himself to a young child.
Mason Joel Davidson, 23, of Forest Hill, Kings County, did not attend Nova Scotia provincial court Thursday in Yarmouth where his lawyer Chris Manning entered a guilty plea.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 22 in Kentville.
Davidson was arrested by RCMP last June, when he was living in a rented home in Cedar Lake, Yarmouth County.
A police information alleged Davidson exposed his genitals to a young child at an address in Cedar Lake on June 16, 2012.
Davidson had been expected to go on trial Thursday in Yarmouth but the guilty plea was entered instead.
In an unrelated case last December, Davidson was convicted of fondling a boy in 2011 at a summer camp where he worked.
Davidson testified during that provincial court trial that he enjoyed reading to kids who piled onto his bed at a Yarmouth County summer camp.
Davidson worked at a Yarmouth daycare centre and at a Yarmouth elementary school as well as the summer camp, according to courtroom evidence.
The summer camp’s executive director testified that cabin leaders’ beds are in areas where children are never permitted. The importance of not being alone with a child was stressed to summer camp staff, court was told.
Davidson was sentenced in March to 30 days in jail for that conviction.
He can not be found with anyone under 16 or work or volunteer where young people are expected to be, unless he is with an adult.
And Davidson is prohibited from communicating with anyone under 16 on the Internet.
He was also placed on a sex offender registry and received a one-year period of probation.