Saint John man pleads guilty to having sex with underage teens he friended on Facebook Saint John man pleads guilty to having sex with underage teens he friended on Facebook Andrew Orser, 33, of Saint John has pleaded guilty to having sex with two underage girls he friended on Facebook.
Apr 04, 4: Andrew Orser, 33, of Saint John, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of indictable sexual assault and was previously found guilty of a third count. Facebook But Orser, who is in custody awaiting sentencing on the previous offence, changed his pleas to guilty.
In Canada, the legal age of consent is Crown prosecutor Patrick Wilbur said police had gone looking for potential victims as a result of a statement given to them by a female under the age of 18 who considered herself Orser's girlfriend. The year-old victims were friends or acquaintances of the girlfriend, said Wilbur, as Orser looked on from the prisoner's box. Neither the victims nor the girlfriend can be named because of a publication ban.
Lied about his age According to the Crown, the first young victim said Orser had lied to her about his age, telling her he was They agreed to meet for coffee. He picked her up in his vehicle and took her to his apartment uptown. There, they had sex and he used a condom.
They could not consent. Orser did not dispute these facts. Wilbur said the second time, the victim felt "less than willing," and Orser did not use a condom. After consulting with his client, defence lawyer Wes McIntosh said Orser did not agree with the description of the victim being "less than willing" the second time.
Wilbur said the second victim thought Orser looked to be in his 20s and had told her he was One day, Orser tried to pick her up at her home. The plan was for her to escape out the window but she was caught by her mother. Other arrangements were made and Orser came to pick her up at another location. This time, the court heard, the girl performed oral sex on Orser in his vehicle.
That same day, he also took her back to his apartment, where they had intercourse, without a condom. She was not on birth control. Facing jail time McIntosh consulted with Orser and then told the court that Orser hadn't been aware of the girl's age but had made no real effort to find out. The judge said they were all friends on Facebook and it could have been determined. The lawyers agreed they would file a statement of facts and a joint submission on sentencing and the court would be provided with victim impact statements and a pre-sentence report.