A former Harrison Hot Springs councillor and mayoral candidate will spend 14 days in jail after pleading guilty to a sexual offence involving a minor.
David Kenyon, who served on Harrison Hot Springs' council between 2008 and 2011, entered a guilty plea in Provincial Court Thursday to one count of sexual interference.
The crime was committed while Kenyon served on council.
Kenyon previously served at least two terms as president of the Agassiz-Harrison Chamber of Commerce. After garnering the most votes among all Harrison Hot Springs council candidates in 2008, he failed in his bid for re-election to council last fall.
Three years prior, he was a candidate for mayor, but finished third in voting.
In court Thursday, he apologized for his actions and said he "didn't know how sick [he] was" until confessing his crime to an RCMP officer earlier this year.
Crown proceeded summarily on the offences. Counsel Andrea Ormiston said "there's a spectrum of seriousness and this offence falls on the low end of things."
Kenyon will serve the jail time on weekends. He was also sentenced to two years of probation.
A publication ban prohibits releasing further details of the case.