SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2015 YKTC 3, Mr. CS, an 18-year-old man, pleaded guilty to child luring, making sexually explicit material available to a child, and breaching his youth probation orders. Mr. CS was on probation for sexually assaulting three girls at the time of the office. During this time, he contacted a 12-year-old girl, Ms. F, through Facebook and used sexually explicit language, including offering to show her his genitals, which she declined. He also offered her two iPods in ex-change for sex which she also declined. He told her not to tell anyone about their conversation. The girls’ mother contacted the police and gave them access to her daughter’s Facebook so they could read the messages. Mr. CS also messaged a friend of the girl on Facebook, Ms. M, using sexually explicit language, invited sexual contact by suggesting that they be “friends with benefits”, sending images of his exposed penis and requesting sexual images from her. Ms. M blocked him, and Mr. CS made a new Facebook account and began communicating with her again.
Mr. CS was sentenced to one year of incarceration, three years of probation, and additional orders including no contact with the victim, to keep his distance from the victims, and a prohibition from possessing or using a computer or other device that can access the internet without permission from his Probation Officer, prohibitions from being near or in contact with a person under the age of 16, a lifetime registration as a sex offender and a 10 year firearms prohibition.
Criminal Offence(s): Making Sexual Material Available to a Child