Cape Breton vocalist Johnathan MacInnis pleads guilty to sexual interference

Cape Breton singer-songwriter Johnathan MacInnis pleaded guilty to sexual interference this week at Sydney provincial court.

A charge of sexual assault and a charge of invitation to sexual touching involving a person under the age of 16 were withdrawn.

The offence is alleged to have happened between August and November.

The 22-year-old from Northside East Bay is expected back in court for sentencing May 3.

MacInnis has been performing since his early teenage years, accompanying himself on piano, and became well-known for his booming voice and heartfelt treatment of his both own material and songs he covered.

He has been producing albums and headlining concerts in Cape Breton since he was 14, and was one of three members in the Highland Tenors.