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The boy had called the police on Jan. 15 after he returned home from school to find the intoxicated man watching pornography on television.
The 11-year-old ran to turn the TV off before his sister came in, assistant Crown attorney David Kirk said.
When officers arrived they could see Robert Thorsteinson was drunk and had a bottle of liquor on the table.
He admitted drinking, and the belt and fly on his pants were undone, Kirk said.
When officers asked him about that he told them it was none of their business.
Thorsteinson kept telling the boy he was bad and would have to go to a foster home, Kirk said.
After the child told the officers what he had seen, the 28-year-old man threatened to kill him and went towards the boy before police stopped him.
The accused kept saying that he hated the boy and was going to get him, court heard.
"He showed much hostility towards the child," the prosecutor said.
Thorsteinson pleaded guilty to two counts of threatening and breach of probation. He was given a 60-day jail term.
Reading from a piece of paper, Thorsteinson apologized.
"I was under the influence," he said, adding: "I take responsibility.
"The time I spent in custody made me realize that I have to be there for my family."