2017 BCCA 354

In 2017 BCCA 354, Mr. S was convicted at trial of sexual exploitation and making child pornography.

Mr. S abused his step-daughter from the age of 12 to 17, including frequent instances of forced sexual intercourse which he was secretly photographing and filming. At 17, she became pregnant and had to have an abortion which she kept secret from her mother.

The trial judge found Mr. S expressed no remorse, nor did he recognize the harm caused to the victim, nor provide any insight into the underlying cause for his actions. Mr. S was sentence to 7 years and 6 months in jail at trial.

Mr. S appealed his sentence. He was granted leave to appeal but the appeal was dismissed.

Criminal Offence(s): Sexual Exploitation, Child Pornography Offences