SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2014 ABCA 112, Mr. L pleaded guilty to possessing and making child pornography and a weapons offence at trial. He was sentenced to 18 months and one day in jail and two years’ probation. Additional orders included a DNA order, forfeiture of items seized by the police, and registration as a sex offender.
The police traced online child pornography from a file sharing site to Mr. L’s computer. An undercover police officer engaged in an online chat with him and Mr. L shared various child pornography images with the officer, including a video of a four-year-old child being sexually assaulted. A search of Mr. L’s home and computers revealed over 4,000 images and 400 videos of child pornography, mainly of girls aged two to 14 years old, as well as a sawed-off shotgun.
He appealed his sentence, but the appeal judge did not find an error with the sentence.
The appeal was dismissed.
Criminal Offence(s): Child Pornography Offences