SELECTED CASE LAW
2016 ONCJ 858
In 2016 ONCJ 858, Mr. L was charged with 129 adult criminal counts and 88 counts under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He pleaded guilty to 35 adult charges, including bestiality, compel to commit bestiality, voyeurism, making child pornography, making available child pornography, possessing child pornography, agreeing to commit sexual assault on a person under the age of 16 years by telecommunication, communicating with a person under 16 to facilitate bestiality, sexual assault, counsel to make child pornography, counsel to commit bestiality, conspire to administer a noxious substance, conspire to make child pornography and conspire to commit sexual assault, and the Crown withdrew all of the youth charges.
The court relied on an extensive record of text messages with his victims and others, content on his computer that documented his crimes and plans to commit future crimes, and photographs used as evidence in this complicated case.
L was 22 years old at the time and was dating a 15-year-old girl. He had sex with her and filmed it, and encouraged her to film her 9-year-old sister in the nude. He also encouraged her to babysit young children so he could gain sexual access to these children. He sent her sexual images involving animals. She later went to the police who arrested L and seized five cellphones, his laptop, a GoPro camera that was positioned above his bed, and small children’s underwear. It was discovered that Mr. L had been committing sexual offences against young girls, children and young animals for nearly a decade (when he was between the ages of 14 and 22) and actively planned to sexually assault specific infants, young children, his friend’s mother and animals. He counselled young women to take images of children as young as two for the purposes of child pornography. He would use young women to gain access to young children, and stated a desire to abduct a young girl for sexual purposes, among other things. Fourteen victims were identified ranging from 2 years old to adulthood. Two people were involved with L and assisted him in committing sexual offences against children and animals, which the court noted as “very very unusual” behaviour for a pedophile. L also secretly filmed sexual acts with young teens and young women and later distributed the images and videos.
L was designated as a dangerous offender.
Criminal Offence(s): Voyeurism