Missing teen's ex arrested for breach of conditions
Published Saturday, February 11, 2012 6:50PM PST
Gavin Arnott, a person of interest in the disappearance of B.C. teenager Jodi Henrickson two years ago, is in jail after breaching bail conditions on unrelated charges.
This past week 23-year-old Arnott was arrested near his home in Black Creek on Vancouver Island where he lives with his mother.
Court documents accuse him of contacting a 14-year-old girl who he allegedly had sex with. He had been charged with sexual interference and child pornography for allegedly keeping illicit photographs of the girl. The age of consent in Canada is 16.
This is the second time the young man has allegedly violated his bail conditions.
Arnott came into the media spotlight after Henrickson, his former girlfriend, vanished early in the morning of June 20, 2009 after going to a house party on Bowen Island. He was convicted of assaulting her before she went missing and was the last person to see the 17-year-old alive.
In 2009, Arnott told CTV News Henrickson walked off after they had an argument.
Despite an exhaustive search, investigators have found no sign of Henrickson. Police believe her body was buried somewhere on Bowen Island. To date, there have been no arrests linked to her case.
Arnott is being held in custody. His trial on the pornography and sexual interference charges is scheduled for later this month.
In 2011, the 23-year-old was accused of threatening another girlfriend.
With a report from CTV British Columbia's Lisa Rossington