2014 ONSC 674

In 2014 ONSC 674, 72-year-old Mr. S pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, make available child pornography and voyeurism. S’s IP address had been flagged by international authorities as distributing child pornography on the eDonkey network, originating from Toronto, ON. The female children victimized ranged from 4 to 11 years in age. Authorities seized S’s computers and discovered, among other things, videos of his 13-year-old step-granddaughter dressing and undressing. In total, a collection of 22,696 unique images of child pornography and 586 videos depicting child sexual abuse were seized.

The Court cited mitigating factors, including his age and that “…[a]part from his problems with child pornography, [the defendant] appears to be a person of good character.”[1] S was ultimately sentenced to 4-years imprisonment (less pre-trial time spent in pre-trial custody) to be served concurrently for all counts, along with several ancillary orders including mandatory sex-registry compliance, and a prohibition from using the internet.

[1] 2014 ONSC 674 at 11.


Criminal Offence(s): Child Pornography OffencesVoyeurism