SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2009 ABCA 74, Mr. J was convicted of possessing child pornography and child luring. He was sentenced to 15 months in jail.
Over a four to five-month period, he made over 5,000 internet communications with teenage girls, requesting sex in exchange for alcohol and money. His accounts were closed by moderators of the websites for his abusive behaviour, but Mr. J would open new accounts using a new name and continue his problematic behaviour. He had 260 photos and 24 movies consisting of child pornography in his possession.
He appealed his sentence, arguing he should have received a conditional sentence. His appeal was dismissed.