2012 ABCA 74

In 2012 ABCA 74, Mr. W, a 62-year-old man, was convicted of possessing and accessing child pornography. He was sentenced to two years less a day in jail and three years’ probation at trial.

The police had found 27,048 images of underage girls wearing little clothing and provocatively posed. Software on his computer hid his historic use of the computer and internet searches.

He appealed his sentence.

The appeal was allowed and the sentence was reduced to 265 days in jail. The sentencing judge had not granted any credit for the time spent in detention before the sentencing.

Also see: 2011 ABQB 310 (Trial).


Criminal Offence(s): Child Pornography Offences