Pedophiles and Child Porn                                                                                                           Page 2


Sex assaults

CALGARY - Ivan Valintine Cesnik, 57, who previously lived in MB has been charged in connection with alleged sexual assaults against 4 young girls in the province.  Investigators say the alleged assaults took place before the suspect moved to Calgary, between 2010 and 2015, at a residence in the RM of Brokenhead, and at another residence in the RM of Springfield.  Police said 3 of the victims were 8 years old at the time, the other was 7.  Mounties are concerned there may be more victims, in MB, AB and Kelowna BC.  (CTV)   MORE:   Sexual assaults against children



EDMONTON - Police received reports of 2 separate occasions during this past summer where Harvey William Leroux, 49, allegedly sexually assaulted a 6-year-old child at his Edmonton home. Leroux was taken into custody on Oct 24 and is now facing sexual assault and sexual interference charges.  Police believe Leroux may have had similar contact with other children.   (CTV)   MORE:   Police look for other victims    Befriends moms


12 years for child porn

SASKATOON - Philip Michael Chicoine, 28, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for luring children to make child pornography, making his own child porn and sharing it with others, and arranging to commit sexual offences against a child during a 6-year period.  Chicoine pleaded guilty to 40 charges in April.  (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)  MORE:   Sentenced   Child porn sentencing   Child porn charges   Charged with child porn  

Dangerous offender

WINDSOR - A man convicted of dozens of child pornography offences has been designated a dangerous offender.  Daniel Nickolson, found guilty of 53 child-porn related charges in Sept 2016, now faces numerous prohibitions and jail time.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   Convicted 


Guilty of child porn

PRINCE GEORGE - Edward Owen Berry, a former manager with BC's Ministry of Children and Family Development has been found guilty of child pornography charges.  According to a statement of facts read into the court record during a hearing at the Prince George courthouse, RCMP found hundreds of images and more than 100 videos of predominantly teenage boys - but also others much younger - performing sexual acts, some with adults.   (Prince George Citizen)   PREVIOUS:   Child porn possession


Child porn charges

CALGARY - The man facing voyeur charges relating to a suspended Twitter account is now facing additional charges of possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography.  Jeffrey Williamson, 42, was re-arrested, one day after being released on $2,000 bail after being charged with voyeurism and distributing voyeuristic material in relation to 3 separate incidents.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Charges laid   Privacy rights and free speech   


Child porn

REGINA - The ICE Unit was able to obtain child pornography from a suspect between March 11 and March 14, 2017, which led to a search warrant being issued.  Several computers and digital devices were seized when the warrant was executed on the 1100-block of Blackwood St N in Regina.  Salim Alasadi, 49, has been charged with possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and making child porn available.   (CTV)


Dayhome charge

CALGARY - Police have laid charges against a Calgary man in relation to an incident at a northwest dayhome involving a 3-year-old girl.  Gary Francis Hachey, 65, is charged with sexual interference and sexual assault.  Police say he lived in the dayhome that was run by his wife and is alleged to have had sexual contact with the girl while they were alone.  (CP)


Amber alert suspect

PRINCE ALBERT - Police notified the public that Jarrod John Charles, 19, had been arrested shortly before 11:30pm.  Charles is accused of abducting an 8-year-old girl from a Prince Albert playground on Tuesday afternoon. An Amber Alert was issued around 8:00pm, and the girl was found safe around 8:40pm.  This is not the first time Charles has been charged in connection with an Amber Alert.  (CTV) 


Child porn charge

EDMONTON - David Belke, 56, a well-known member of Edmonton's theatre community who also worked as a substitute teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography.   (Sun Media)  Possession of child porn   David Belke


Pleads guilty

SASKATOON - Russell Dennis Wolfe, 58, pleaded guilty to 8 counts of sexual assault and 4 counts each of making child pornography and paying for sexual services from someone under 18.   (CTV)   Guilty plea to child porn 



MONTREAL - Once-celebrated Quebec author Maxime Roussy was convicted of sexual assault, computer luring and other sexual charges against a minor.  Roussy was arrested and charged with 11 counts of armed sexual assault and other related crimes.  In 2013 the victim testified against Roussy.  However there have been numerous delays in the trial over the past 3 years, but Roussy was found guilty.  (CTV)     Maxime Roussy

Guilty plea

MONTREAL - Former Montreal North mayor Gilles Deguire has pleaded guilty to sexual touching of a minor.  Deguire, 67, was arrested last Jan and charged with sexual assault and sexually touching a girl under the age of 16.  (CTV)   MORE:   Pleads guilty 

More charges

KINGSVILLE - Former Kingsville Fire Chief Robert Kissner, 60, faces 2 more charges of sexual exploitation and sexual assault.  The allegations are reported to have taken place in 2015 when the victim was 16-years-old.   The fire chief was initially charged in Dec with 2 counts of sexual assault and 2 counts of sexual exploitation as a result of alleged interactions with a 16 or 17-year-old male victim. Within months, those charges grew to 11 counts of sexual assault, 5 counts of sexual exploitation and 1 count of sexual inference in relation to multiple victims.   (Windsor Star)   MORE:   More charges


Child porn charges

CHILLIWACK - Ian Meissner, 62, a real estate agent and former president of the local rotary club, has been charged with two counts of possession of child pornography dated July 2010 and August 2012. He's also been charged with accessing child pornography in 2010 and 2012, and importing or distributing child pornography in 2014.   (CTV)  


Child porn charges

TORONTO - A former Degrassi High actor and 3 women have been arrested after investigators discovered 'thousands' of child pornography images and videos.  Jason 'Byrd' Dickens, 45, of Toronto, is facing 20 charges, including sexual assault, making, accessing and possessing child pornography, and bestiality. Dylan Anne McEwen, 31, of Toronto, has also been arrested and is facing 10 charges.   (Toronto Star)   Child porn bust



VANCOUVER - Christopher Neil was dubbed 'Swirl Face' by international media after authorities released pictures of a man engaged in sex acts with 2 young boys, showing his face disguised by a digital swirl.  Neil was sentenced Wednesday in BC Supreme Court to 5 1/2 years in prison on 5 charges. With time served, he has just over 14 months left in his sentence.   (CP) 

Christopher Paul Neil

New charges

Pedophile released

Evidence available to charge 'Swirl Face'

Not recommending charges

Neil in Canada  

Neil jailed for 3 months 

Pedophile faces new charges

Canadian sentenced for sex abuse

'Swirl' back in Canada

Offenders abroad: 1 conviction in 10 years 




TORONTO - Cesar Diaz, 52, is facing 2 sex charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy in a neighbourhood park on May 28, then trying to buy the mother's silence.  The suspect was arrested the same day.    (Toronto Star) 


10 years

STONY PLAIN - A man who sexually assaulted a 7-year old girl and left her for dead on an Alberta First Nation has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.  James Clifford Paul, who is 22, admitted to being drunk and high on methamphetamine at the time and told police he wouldn't have done it if he had been sober.  Paul attacked the girl on Dec. 20, 2014, on the Paul First Nation, and family members found her outside, naked and suffering from hypothermia.  (CP)   10 years   Pleads guilty


Foster parent abuse

LAVAL - An elderly couple from Laval is behind bars after pleading guilty to abusing and torturing their foster children.  5 survivors have now come forward, but there may be more.  Jacques Laporte, now 75 and his wife Micheline Laporte Charland, 71, pleaded guilty to a total of 22 charges, many of them serious, sexually explicit charges.  (CTV)   Foster couple pleads guilty 


Child porn charge

HALIFAX - Dr. William Richard Vitale, 72, is charged with possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and having child pornography for the purpose of distribution.  (CBC) 


Dangerous offender

VANCOUVER - A man who admitted he raped several children in the Lower Mainland between 1995 and 2009 has been deemed a dangerous offender, meaning he will be behind bars indefinitely.  Ibata Noric Hexamer, a former political organizer and DJ, has been in jail since Dec 2010, when he was arrested after DNA evidence linked him to attacks in Surrey, Delta and Vancouver.  (Surrey Leader)   Guilty plea to raping young girls   Political organizer pleads guilty


Guilty plea

MONTREAL NORTH - Former Montreal North borough mayor Gilles Deguire pleaded guilty to sexual touching of a minor.  Deguire had originally been charged with one count of the more serious charge of sexual assault as well as sexual touching.  Everyone agreed it would be best he plead guilty to the lesser charge so the victim will not have to testify.   (CBC)   Gilles Deguire   Out of prison after a month   6 months   Facing charges


Ring rounded up

MONTREAL - SQ said police arrested about 12 people, aged 27 to 74.  The people are accused of taking part in online discussions about their sexual experiences with children, and sharing the best places to meet children without arousing suspicion.  Police began their investigation of this group of people in 2013. The accused are: Roger Lepage, 74, of Levis, Jonathan St-Pierre, 28, of Trois-Rivieres, Francis Perron, 46, of Becancour, Vincent Rodrigue, 39, already incarcerated, Simon Brochu, 34, of Montreal, Didier Chetelat, 27, of Montreal, David Boucher, 31, of Montreal, Andre Faivre, 67, of Montreal, Patrick Charbonneau, 36, of Montreal, Kenneth Jodoin, 40, of Montreal, Claude Paquette, 31, of Montreal, Jean-Marc Saint-Hilaire, 66, of St. Eustache, Dave Turcotte, 36, of Mont St. Hilaire.  Police are also looking for Richard Levesque, 57, in connection with the investigation.  (CTV)   Suspects formally charged

Canadian sentenced

HANOI - A Canadian man reportedly accused of sexually abusing 4 homeless teenage boys in Vietnam was sentenced Wednesday to 4 years in prison in Hanoi.  An official of the court in Hanoi said Vadim Scott Benderman, 45, admitted in the half-day trial that he lured the boys to his house and paid them $10 to $15 to have sex.  (CP)   Canadian jailed   Canadian arrested in Cambodia arrested again in Vietnam   


Child porn charges

TORONTO - A Toronto man who worked for local Jewish elementary schools was arrested after he was allegedly spotted watching child porn on a public computer at an employment and social services centre.  The child exploitation unit executed a search warrant at a North York home and arrested Stephen Joseph Schacter, 55, who faces one count of possession of child pornography.  (Sun Media)   Charged


7 years

WINNIPEG - A former Winnipeg radio DJ and Scouts Canada leader has been sentenced to 7 years behind bars for sex crimes against children.  Christopher Elwick, 32, was charged with sexual assault, possession of child pornography and sexual interference in Sept.  He had pleaded guilty to 8 charges and was sentenced.  (CBC)  


Child sex assault

BARRIE - A former Barrie man who was an elementary school teacher in the city faces 3 sex charges after OPP received a complaint about a child sexual assault.  David Andrew Carswell, 61, of London, was charged Friday with sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation during the 2004-05 school year while he was still teaching.  Carswell was convicted of possessing child pornography in 2009.  (Sun Media)    House arrest


10 years

TORONTO - Brian Way, 44, was convicted in May 2015, becoming Canada’s most infamous child pornographer with 57 offensive videos.  (Sun Media)  2013 International child pornography investigation 


Charges laid

WINNIPEG - Police have laid dozens of charges against a suspect in a child exploitation case.  The suspect was originally arrested last Dec following an investigation into the exploitation of underage girls.  The Internet child exploitation unit and counter exploitation unit investigated further and identified an adult female victim and 6 underage female victims.  Police said Kevin John Rose, 42, of Winnipeg was arrested on more than 50 new charges.  (CTV)   Sex offender charged with pimping teen 


Paedophile gang jailed

BRISTOL - 7 members of a paedophile gang involved in the rape and abuse of babies and young children have been jailed for a total of 78 years.  (Guardian UK)  Terrifying depravity   Member of gang found hanged in jail


Cop faces child porn charges

TORONTO - A 30-year veteran of the Peel Region police force is under arrest and facing charges related to child pornography.  Det. Craig Wattier was arrested by the Internal Affairs Bureau and charged with both accessing and possessing child porn, breach of trust and two counts of fraud over $5,000.  (Sun Media)    Bail   1 year


6 years

VANCOUVER - A former Langley gymnastics instructor who sexually abused 9 boys from the gym where he worked has been given a 6-year prison sentence.  John William Henry, 33, pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual assault and one count of possessing child pornography.  (Langley Advance)    Guilty plea


Guilty plea deal

INDIANAPOLIS - Jared Fogle, a former pitchman for Subway, is pleading guilty to charges of child pornography and having sex with minors, according to court documents released by US Attorney of the Southern District of Indiana.  The first set of documents were used to charge Fogle. The second set of documents note the plea deal.  (Indianapolis Star)  Wife seeks divorce   Foundation a sham   Sniffing dog caught Fogle    Jared Fogle


Child porn case

WINDSOR - Christopher Metivier, 22, is charged with 23 counts of luring a person under the age of 18 for the purpose of making child pornography, 14 counts of luring a person under the age of 16 for the purpose of facilitating the offence of invitation to sexual touching, 5 counts of luring a person under the age of 16 for the purpose of facilitating the offence of bestiality, 24 counts of making child pornography, 11 counts of invitation to sexual touching, 5 counts of inciting bestiality, and 4 counts of counseling bestiality.  (windsoriteDOTca)  2 years   2-year prison sentence


Child sexually assaulted

EDMONTON - Police said on June 20, a 5-year-old girl and her mother were in a west Edmonton pet store - the girl was away from her mother for a short time, and it's alleged the male suspect approached her, and led her to the men's washroom where it's alleged he sexually assaulted her.  Adrian Ballantyne, 27, is facing charges.  (CTV) 


3 years

TORONTO - A man who once was deputy education minister in Ontario and Manitoba has been sentenced to 3 years behind bars after pleading guilty to 3 child pornography-related charges.  Benjamin Levin, 63, was originally charged with 7 child porn-related offences.  (CTV)   Ben Levin   Sentenced   Child porn offences   Guilty plea   Pleads guilty   Nothing is taboo   More charges   Child porn charges  


Arrested for 4th time

MONTREAL - Police have arrested Victor Dube, 72, and charged him with possession and distribution of child pornography. It's his fourth arrest since 2005.  (Global)   Detained again


Canadian sentenced

PORTLAND, MAINE - A Canadian man has been sentenced to 8-and-a-half years in a US prison for emailing images of child pornography to an undercover federal agent in Maine. Kevin Rockwell, 32, of Leduc, AB, pleaded guilty in Oct to a charge of transporting child pornography.  (AP)  


Child luring charges

VANCOUVER - Royal Canadian Sea Cadets volunteer Victor Overfield has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation following the laying of child luring charges.  Overfield, 27, of North Vancouver was arrested last December and has been charged with one count of child luring and one count of sexual touching.  He volunteered with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets in North Vancouver from 2007 to 2012 and with the Navy League Cadets in Vancouver from 2012 until his arrest.  (CBC)  MORE:  Police seek victims   Man charged

Former Scout leader accused

TORONTO - A former Scouts Canada leader has been arrested and charged with 17 offences in connection with the sexual assault of two children over an 11-year-period.  Jeremy Nathaniel Gregg, 45, of Toronto, was arrested and charged.  Police believe Gregg may have additional victims.  (CP24)        

Canadian arrested

LALITPUR DISTRICT - A Nova Scotia businessman whose sexual abuse convictions were overturned in Canada has reportedly been arrested in Nepal for allegedly forcing a boy to have sex with him.  Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh, 71, is in jail in the Lalitpur district.  (CBC)  

Police alert

TORONTO - Police have issued a rare public safety alert after a convicted pedophile was released from prison  James Alfred Cooper, 79, is now living in Toronto after serving a 21-year sentence.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Pedophile released   Country's worst pedophile  


WABAMUN - A man has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping in the severe beating of a child on the Paul First Nation in AB.  James Clifford Paul, 21, was arrested late on the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation.  The 6-year-old girl was found lying naked and severely injured in the snow on the reserve west on Saturday.  (CBC)     MORE:    Girl regains consciousness     6-year-old assaulted  

Pastor charged

EDMONTON - ALERT said their Internet Child Exploitation Unit had charged Richard John Docekal, 58, with possession and distribution of child pornography.  (CTV)   MORE:   'Hand-drawn' child porn offences 


VANCOUVER - Charges have been dropped against the 23-year-old man previously accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in Surrey after police determined that he did not commit the crime.  Surrey RCMP now say that Cory Schaumleffel, 28, has been charged in connection to the August incident.  Police requested a stay of proceedings in the case against the previous suspect on Oct. 10, saying the man confessed to a crime he didn't commit.  (CTV)   MORE:   Calls for better public safety in Surrey    

Dangerous offender

KAMLOOPS - David Jennings, 51, has been handed an indeterminate sentence after being convicted of sexually molesting an 8-year-old boy he was babysitting in 2011.  Crown lawyer says Jennings has 4 prior sexual assault convictions involving children and has breached a number of court orders.   (CTV) 


VANCOUVER - A 9-year-old girl who was lured from her bedroom last week, abducted and then sexually assaulted provided some of the evidence that helped police identify a suspect, RCMP say.  Donovan Christopher Adams, 23, is facing charges.  (CBC)   

5 years, 9 months 

LONDON - Rolf Harris has been jailed for 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting young women and girls after the trial judge told the 84-year-old entertainer he had taken advantage of the trust provided by his fame.  (Guardian UK)     

Rolf Harris  

1 conviction overturned

'Unduly lenient' sentence 


Trial shattered image 

More alleged victims come forward


Fury at jail term

Entertainer sentenced   


Child sex charges

Operation Yewtree

City's shame update

SAINT JOHN - A NB police officer is suspected of sexually abusing at least 260 children over the course of nearly three decades dating back to the late 1950s.  After decades of secrecy, private investigators and Saint John, NB officials say that a lone police officer, Sgt. Kenneth Estabrooks, was behind a massive child abuse scandal that targeted vulnerable children for at least 25 years.  Estabrooks died in 2005 of cancer.  (CBC)   Class action lawsuit    Stunned

Child porn charges

FORT MCMURRAY - ALERT said Russell Hancock, 35, was arrested April 18.  Investigators said Hancock was a teacher's assistant in Fort McMurray, and it's alleged he committed a number of sexual offenses against 2 students in that city over the past 10 months.  (CTV)      

Sex assaults

TORONTO - 2 men and 2 youths have been charged in connection with alleged multiple sexual assaults on a 4-year-old girl over several years.  According to the Toronto police sex crimes unit, a now 7-year-old girl from the east end of Scarborough was sexually assaulted multiple times by Toronto brothers Raymond and Martin Savoie and 2 boys also from Toronto between 2010 and 2012.   (CBC) 

Child exploitation probe

HALIFAX - A cross-country child exploitation investigation has led to the seizure of over a million images and video depicting the sexual abuse of children and the rescue of 5 children, the RCMP announced Thursday.  Operation Snapshot 3 involved police agencies throughout Canada and led to the arrest of 54 individuals and more than 300 criminal charges laid.  (CTV)   MORE:   Moving targets   343 charges   8 AB men arrested   Timeline of investigation

Clues missed

He was one of the most beloved teachers in the small world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites.  That was the public persona of William Vahey, carefully crafted over four decades until a maid cleaning his home in Nicaragua stole a 16-gigabyte memory drive.   (AP)   Hundreds contact FBI   William Vahey

8 years

EDMONTON - A former Edmonton soldier who lured young boys on the Internet and used a webcam to engage in online sex acts with some of them was sent to prison.  Matthew Richervezeau, 24, was handed an 8-year prison term after earlier pleading guilty to 48 various charges.  Soldier pleads guilty   Child porn related charges   CFNIS

10 years

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Surrey woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for travelling to northern Virginia to have sex with 2 children.  Theresa Goddard, 45, was sentenced in federal court. She had pleaded guilty in Oct to attempting to coerce and entice 2 children into engaging in illegal sexual activity.  (CP)


Sexually exploited girl rescued

HINTON - An investigation by ALERT has led to the rescue of a 4-year-old Hinton who had been sexually exploited.  Kenneth McKinley, 52, has been charged with sexual interference and sexual assault as well as making, distributing and accessing child pornography. ALERT's Northern Albert Child Exploitation team began their investigation following a tip from the RCMP National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre in Ottawa.  (CTV)

3 years

BATTLEFORD - Paul Leroux, a former dormitory supervisor who has been convicted of sexually abusing boys at a residential school decades ago, has been given a 3-year sentence by a judge in Battleford, SK.  Leroux worked at the Beauval Indian Residential School nearly 50 years ago. Last month, he was found guilty on 10 counts of indecent assault.   (CBC)    To serve time   Abuse arrest

20 years

KITCHENER - A London man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his attack on a Cambridge 12-year-old boy with autism in a care facility.  The attack took place in Sept 2012, at a specialized facility in London where the boy was staying and Gregory Thomas Simard, 24, was employed.  Simard pleaded guilty to attempted murder in May.  (CTV)  Found criminally responsible    Criminally responsible 

Prison term doubled

VANCOUVER - BC's highest court has doubled a prison term to 10 years for an elderly father who sexually abused 3 of his daughters.  Justice Sunni Stromberg-Stein called the original 5-year sentence handed to the man, identified only as K.V.E., "demonstrably unfit," saying it was disproportionate to the gravity of the offences and a substantial departure from sentences imposed in similar cases.  (CP) 


Guilty plea

SAINT JOHN - A former city councillor in Saint John, NB, convicted of sexually abusing boys in the city has pleaded guilty to 4 other child sex offences in a separate case in western Newfoundland.  Donnie Snook pleaded guilty Thursday in NB provincial court to charges transferred from Newfoundland, including two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference.  (CP)   Prison term 'unreasonable'    18 years   Sentenced   Guilty plea   Snook pleads guilty   Hunt for sexual predator   City councilor arrested

6 years

CRANBROOK - Convicted child abductor Randall Hopley has been declared a long-term offender and sentenced to 6 years and 2 months in jail followed by 10 years of supervision after his release.  With time already spent in custody taken into account Hopley will still have to serve 5 years behind bars.  (CTV)   MORE:   Abductor sentenced   Guilty plea   RCMP release images of takedown   Arrest made   Suspect caught   Fugitive built child lair in cabin   Abduction 1 in 10M  


TORONTO - A 45-year-old man is facing multiple charges after an 11-year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted in his High Park area home.  Jorge Nieto-Zelaya was arrested and has been charged.  (CP) 

Child porn charges

HALIFAX - Police arrested 30-year-old Aaron Kenneth Hudgins from Timberlea, NS. He has been charged with one count of accessing child pornography and one charge of possessing child pornography.  Hudgins is a youth pastor at the Timberlea Baptist church.  (CTV)  Pastor resigns after charges 

Foster care abuse

CALGARY - Police has charged 39-year old Rodney James Marcynuik of Airdrie with sexually assaulting a youth who was once in his care at a family operated foster home.  CPS investigators allege the abuse occurred between June, 2003 and Nov, 2008, in Calgary and Airdrie while the child lived with Marynuik.  Rodney Marcynuik was arrested and has been charged.  Police believe Marcynuik and his wife fostered 18 children in their home between 2001 and 2010.   Foster parent charged 

4 years

VANCOUVER - Latif Tata, 39, pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts of sexual assault on the children, who were between the ages of 2 and 4 years old when they attended Shining Stars Family Childcare in Maple Ridge, BC, between 2010 and 2012.  (CTV) 



TORONTO - After a Crown lawyer finished reciting the list of grotesque sexual offences James McTurk committed against Cuban girls as young as 3, the 78-year-old man was handcuffed and taken back to jail where he could spend the rest of his life.  (Toronto Star)   Sex tourism charge   Star: child sex tourism  

Search for missing child

VICTORIA - Police have been searching for Michael Dunahee for more than 22 years, since the then 4-year-old boy disappeared during a family outing in Victoria, BC.  While the missing child is believed to have grown into a 26-year-old man, police investigative techniques have also matured, making the Victoria Police Department hopeful that Michael's case can still be resolved.  (CBC)   Michael Dunahee  

Canadian detained

SIEM REAP PROVINCE - A Canadian tourist is awaiting trial in Cambodia after being arrested on child-prostitution charges.  Officials in Siem Reap province told CP that Vijai Indra Deo Kumar was arrested after he was allegedly found with a 14-year-old girl in a hotel.  (CP)

Mountie charged with child abuse

OTTAWA - An RCMP officer will appear before a court doctor in Ottawa this morning after he was charged with several serious offences related to a child abuse investigation police are calling one of the worst cases of abuse they've seen.  Ottawa police arrested the 41-year-old officer and a 34-year-old woman after an investigation at the officer's home.  There is a court-ordered publication ban on the names of the accused and victims.  (CBC)    Woman gets 3 years   Officer and wife charged   


11 years

CORNER BROOK - A retired Roman Catholic priest was given an 11-year sentence in a western Newfoundland court for sexually abusing children.  George Ansel Smith, 75, was sentenced in Supreme Court in Corner Brook for offences involving 13 children he assaulted between 1969 and 1989.  Smith pleaded guilty to 38 charges.  (CBC)   George Smith   Priest pleads guilty

Arrested again

EDMONTON - Police said that Bruce Windsor, 51, had been arrested and charged with possession and production of child pornography, along with several counts of breach of probation.  According to police, Windsor was living in a halfway house in downtown Edmonton when he was taken into custody.  (CTV)   PREVIOUS:    Police warning

Child porn bust

MONTREAL - William Kokesch, 65, a Montreal deacon is being accused of producing and distributing child pornography a day after police say they seized 2,000 images from his home.   (CP)   MORE:   Deacon accused   

More charges

VANCOUVER - Alleged child sex offender Abraham Kiewiet has been charged with 10 additional counts related to 5 victims.  Police said the alleged assaults on male and female victims between the ages of 12 and 16 took place between 1975 and 1982 when the accused worked as a lifeguard for the Vancouver Park Board.  Kiewiet, 70, is now charged with a total of 22 offences involving 10 victims. 8 counts of indecent assault on a male, 3 counts of indecent assault on a female and 11 counts of gross indecency have been laid.  (CTV)

30 years

STATE COLLEGE - Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.  The sentence means Sandusky will be in prison at least until he’s nearly 100 years old. He was convicted in June of abusing 10 boys over 15 years, including some attacks inside Penn State athletic facilities.   MORE:  Sandusky sentenced   Penn State child sex abuse scandal   Jerry Sandusky  

18 months

MOOSE JAW - A Saskatchewan man who sexually assaulted his own granddaughters is now behind bars.  86-year-old Pete Therrien of Willow Bunch was sentenced in a Moose Jaw courtroom.  His granddaughters who struggled for more than 20 years to bring, their grandfather to justice say they were glad to finally see him put behind bars.  (CTV)

5 years

SASKATOON - A Lloydminster-area man who was caught sharing a massive child pornography collection has received a 5-year prison sentence.  Shane Dale Pattison, 21, was sentenced after pleading guilty to 53 child porn-related offences.  He had been sharing the images online with more than 400 people, some of whom were actively involved in abusing children.  (CBC)  

Landmark US verdict

Candace Conti says the abuse began when she was 9 years old, distributing Bibles door to door with a fellow churchgoer, a loud, hulking man named Jonathan Kendrick.  She later learned she was not Kendrick’s first victim, that he had been convicted in 1994 of child molesting. That led to her suing the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York Inc. - the corporation that oversees Jehovah's Witnesses - on the grounds that the elders of her congregation knew of Kendrick’s record and did nothing to protect her.  Last month, in a landmark ruling, a California jury sided with Conti, ordering the Watchtower to pay nearly $25M in damages and Kendrick to pay about $3M.  (Toronto Star) 

Sexual assault charges

TORONTO - A former Scout leader and school teacher is facing numerous sexual assault charges involving young boys.  Toronto police said the alleged victims were between the ages of 11 and 15. The assaults allegedly took place between 1965 and 1979.  Police arrested Norman Neil McLeod, 71, and charged him with 11 counts of indecent assault on a male, 8 counts of gross indecency and assault.  (CTV) 

Child sex assault arrest

ORILLIA - The OPP's child exploitation unit says five children were drugged and sexually assaulted in a Warminster, ON, residence on several occasions in 2011.  Paul Gerard Devries, 35, of Warminster, ON, has been charged.  (CTV)

Retired teacher charged

TORONTO - An 85-year-old retired school teacher has been charged in connection to a sexual assault investigation dating back 50 years, and police fear there could be more potential victims.  Toronto police allege the suspect befriended a seven-year-old boy and sexually abused the victim for several years.  Alec Owen, 85, of Toronto, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault on a male.  (CTV)


6 years

CHARLOTTETOWN - A PEI man was sentenced to 6 years in prison for sex crimes against a child.  David Vernon James Keaveny, 37, was found guilty of two counts of sexual interference and one count of invitation to sexual touching.  (CBC)  

Child porn arrest

OTTAWA - A 42-year-old Ottawa man faces several charges related to child pornography, including making it himself.  Gregory Kusec was arrested and charged.   (CTV)   

Sex assault arrest

TORONTO - Police have arrested a man in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl from a North York home last year on Boxing Day.  The girl was visiting from Connecticut, and staying at a home near Bathurst St and Wilson Ave.  She was taken from her room around 3:30am and sexually assaulted nearby.  (Toronto Star)    MORE:  Arrest in Boxing day abduction

Time served

OTTAWA - Raymond Lahey, the disgraced Roman Catholic bishop who admitted he was addicted to looking at child pornography, will be released.  Lahey, 71, a Newfoundlander and former head of the Nova Scotia diocese of Antigonish, was caught in 2009 at Ottawa's airport after authorities checked his personal computer and found a large cache of child pornography.  (CBC)     MORE:  Raymond Lahey      Guilty plea to 1 charge     

Conviction tossed

HALIFAX - A Cape Breton man convicted of sexually abusing boys decades ago has been acquitted of all of the charges against him because of the long delay in bringing him to trial.  The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal found that Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh was not brought to trial in a reasonable time after he was extradited from India in 2007 to face the charges that surfaced in 1995 and dated back to the 1970s.  (CP) 

'Bureaucratic bungling'

Sex abuse case marred by crown

Victims outraged    

Conviction overturned  

Bungling alleged in case of pedophile 

2 passport renewals

18 months   

Alleged pedophile ran free 

Suspect deported to Canada  

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Child porn charges

LAC LA BICHE - After an investigation in the US lead investigators to his doorstep, a Lac La Biche man is facing charges of child pornography.  ALERT's ICE unit has charged 62-year-old Daniel Quiring Stoesz with possessing child pornography, and making it available.  After some investigation, the ICE unit found the accused is employed by the Government of Alberta, as a foster care supervisor in the Lac La Biche area.  (CTV)

You can't know about this

BRAMPTON - An Ontario lawyer has been convicted of possessing child pornography and given permission to resign from his profession.  But because of a publication ban imposed by a judge in his criminal case in Brampton in Dec 2009, there is almost nothing more you can know.  (Toronto Star) 

New trial ordered

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered a new trial for a man who claimed he collected hundreds of child porn images for artistic purposes.  But in a unanimous 9-0 decision, the top court says an appeals court was right to overturn a trial judge's acquittal of Robert Katigbak.  The Supreme Court says the Ontario Court of Appeal was not entitled to address questions of fact on a Crown appeal.  (CBC)   MORE:    New trial


SYDNEY - An Ingonish Beach man has been sent to prison following a lengthy police investigation that uncovered thousands of images of child pornography.  David Carter Roger Archibald pleaded guilty to 21 counts of making child porn, 14 of distributing it and 1 count of possessing it.  Archibald was sentenced to three years in prison.  (CBC)  

Child sex offences

VANCOUVER - A Surrey, BC man has been charged with sex offences against 6 minors over the last two decades, and police believe there could be several more victims.  James Cardno, 46, was arrested and charged in March in connection with eight sex-related offences involving four children under the age of 16.  (CTV)   

Teacher guilty

VANCOUVER - A former acting teacher at BC's Capilano College has been found guilty of multiple sex offences involving children.  Michael Berry was convicted in BC Supreme Court in Vancouver on 13 sex-related charges dating back to the late 1970s and early 1980s.  The court was told the West Vancouver man befriended girls between the ages of 7 and 13. He then photographed or filmed them naked or engaging in sex acts with each other or himself.  (CBC)  

Child porn charges

CALGARY - A Calgary man has been charged with making and distributing child pornography.  The Southern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation Unit was involved in an undercover operation led by the FBI.  Roderick "Kyle" Janssen, 35, has been charged with possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography, making child pornography, and distributing child pornography.  Additional charges are pending.   (CTV)

Woman sentenced

BELLEVILLE - A southeastern Ontario woman was handed a two-year sentence for child pornography offences involving her infant daughter.  The woman pleaded guilty on March 1 to sexual interference and producing child porn.  Police allege thousands of pictures of an 11-month-old girl were found on the child's father's cellphone after he lost it last August.  The 24-year-old father, who also lives near Belleville, received a six-year prison sentence in February.  (CP)

'World's largest paedophile ring'

HAGUE - International police led by a UK team say they shut down the largest internet paedophile ring yet discovered.  The global forum had 70,000 followers at its height, leading to 4,000 intelligence reports being sent to police across 30 countries.  The operation has so far identified 670 suspects and 230 abused children.  Detectives say 184 people have been arrested - 121 of them were in the UK. Some 60 children have been protected in the UK.  The three-year investigation, Operation Rescue, was led by investigators from the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop).  (BBC)  

25 years

NEWARK - For eight years, John Wrenshall took young boys - some no older than 4 years old - into his home in Bangkok, Thailand, and charged men invited from around the world for the opportunity to videotape themselves sexually abusing them.  The 64-year-old former Calgary scout leader learned he would spend the next 25 years in a US prison after pleading guilty in a New Jersey courtroom to three counts of an 18-count indictment related to his operation of what was, quite literally, a brothel for pedophiles.  MORE:  Judge sentences Canadian   Man admits running child brothel   Justice Department release  

Child molester jailed

OSHAWA - A convicted child molester who befriended then sexually assaulted and videotaped numerous young girls has been declared a long-term offender and sentenced to 12 years in prison.  It’s recommended that Ross Stratton undergo treatment that includes chemical castration to curb his sex drive, Justice Paul Bellefontaine said in Oshawa court.   (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:   Friendly stranger and his house of horrors 

8 years

ORANGEVILLE - A former provincial police officer is going to prison for 8 years for molesting boys over a 25-year period while he was on the force.  Robert Lewis, 63, was found guilty of 19 sex-related offences that occurred between 1969 and 2004 and involved 7 victims.   PREVIOUS:  Retired officer convicted


LISBON - All 7 defendants in a long-running trial in Portugal have been found guilty over the sexual abuse of children at a state-run home.  The 6 men and 1 woman include Carlos Cruz, a former top TV presenter, and Jorge Ritto, a retired ambassador.  Between them they faced hundreds of charges relating to the rape and abuse of 32 boys in the 1990s.  (BBC)    MORE:  Casa Pia child sexual abuse scandal   Guilty   Why Portugal is a haven for paedophiles   Carlos Cruz   

11 years

VANCOUVER - A Burnaby man has been handed the longest sentence ever handed out in Canada for committing acts of sexual tourism: 11 years in prison.  In May, Kenneth Robert Klassen, 59, pleaded guilty to six counts of invitation to sexual touching involving girls under the age of 14 in Colombia. The offences occurred between December 1998 and March 2002.  MORE:  'Customer'   'Willing participants'   Guilty of sex tourism 

Guilty plea

MONTREAL - Bill Surkis, the former Quebec regional director for B'nai Brith, has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.  It's a stunning reversal for the well-respected member of Montreal's Jewish community.  Surkis, 70, was Academic Dean of John Abbott College for 22 years, in addition to being the regional director for the Jewish-rights group B'nai Brith.   (CTV) 

Sexual assault arrest

KINGSTON - A man involved with an Ottawa church who was convicted in the past of assaulting more than one dozen choir boys in the Kingston area is charged with another historical sexual assault in Kingston.  Police charged John Gallienne, 65, with indecent assault. Investigators say the allegations against Gallienne date back to 1980.   Gallienne is a former Anglican choirmaster in Kingston, who pleaded guilty to 20 sex crimes against young boys between 1975 and 1990. He was also convicted of three more sex charges involving another boy in 1992.   (CTV)

Pastor gets jail time

VANCOUVER - A Surrey  pastor was convicted and sentenced to jail after an explicit video was posted online encouraging the rape of a young teenage girl.  Larry Robert Collins was convicted for possession of child pornography.  He was sentenced to 15 months in jail, to be followed by three years of probation.   (CTV)

Man agrees to conditions

VANCOUVER - A man accused of child-sex crimes in Thailand and Cambodia has admitted in a BC court that police have reasonable grounds to fear he is a risk to the public.   A five-day court hearing had been planned for Orville Mader to determine if he posed a risk and should be held under a peace bond.  (CP) 

60 charges

WINNIPEG - A 19-year-old man was arrested.  He is facing a total of 60 charges, including 21 counts of sexual assault, 5 counts of administering a noxious substance, 2 counts of forcible confinement and 1 count of juvenile prostitution.   In a statement, RCMP said investigators identified 11 victims, all boys between the ages of eight and 14.   Police say the alleged offences occurred between 2002 and July, 2009.  (CTV) 

Family friend charged

TORONTO - A Toronto man has been accused of molesting a 5-year-old boy in a Moss Park apartment.  The 50-year-old accused, apparently a friend of the boy's family, allegedly brought the young victim to his Sherbourne St. apartment, according to Toronto Police.  Dennis James Taylor was arrested and charged with sexual assault and sexual interference.   MORE:  Pedophile accused of assaulting boy

24 years in US jail

MONTREAL - A former teacher from a prestigious Montreal private school will serve at least 24 years behind bars in Virginia after being sentenced on more sex-related charges involving children.  Richard Doucet was sentenced in a Fredericksburg courtroom Friday to spend 14 years and seven months in jail.  The 37-year-old pleaded guilty in the spring to 25 counts of possession of child pornography.  (CTV)   MORE:  More jail time      Selwyn House     

Lawyer named

VICTORIA - The Law Society of BC wants the public to know the name of a lawyer who was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor.  Harold Garrett Power was convicted in May of this year and has since given up the ability to practise law, but a publication ban has until now prevented the society and the media from naming him.  A BC Supreme Court judge has lifted the ban, prompting the law society to send out a news release revealing Power's identity to "protect the public."   (CP)  

Man charged with sexual assault

CALGARY - Police have charged a Calgary man after receiving sexual assault complaints from three young girls dating back to 1998.  On July 10th, Child Abuse Unit investigators charged 53-year-old Ronald A. Sayers with three counts of sexual interference with a child under the age of 16 and three counts of sexual assault.   (CTV)

Teacher charged

VANCOUVER - A popular teacher at an Abbotsford Catholic high school has been charged with child exploitation after an incident involving one of his female students.   Abbotsford Police say the two charges against Martin Careen, 49, were laid after an investigation began in April.   (CTV)


Child porn cases unfolds

EDMONTON - Local cops are closely watching what US media are calling one of the worst child- porn cases ever as it unfolds in Mexico.  Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Howard Kunce of the Integrated Child Exploitation Unit said it will likely take a couple of weeks for Mexican and Canadian federal cops to sort through the mountain of evidence seized last week from a Tijuana beachfront home belonging to Canadian Arthur Leland Sayler.  MORE:    Global kid-porn ring  

Police look for more victims

MONTREAL - Police have released a photo of a 71-year-old alleged pedophile in the hopes that other alleged victims will come forward.   Leonide Corbin is accused of molesting three young girls between 1971 and 2008 in Montreal and Lachute.   (CTV)

DNA links to accused

TORONTO - Sperm found on underpants worn by a 7-year-old boy matches that of an HIV-positive man accused of molesting him, a forensic scientist says.   Kelly Bowie, of the Centre of Forensic Sciences, said yesterday the chances of DNA in the sperm belonging to someone other than Donald Mumford are one in 2.2 trillion.   (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:  Man molested me frequently

Daycare volunteer

TORONTO - Paul Thomas was a volunteer at a city-run daycare in downtown Toronto, where he formed a special group called "J club" for some of the children he helped mind.  So when he repeatedly engaged in sexual activity with a 5-year-old boy, the victim was worried that, if he told on Thomas, he would be kicked out of the club and lose out on candy, prizes and a feeling of being special.   (Toronto Star)

Police find child porn victims

TORONTO - A former children's store employee is facing child pornography-related charges after police discovered photos of three Toronto victims amid thousands of images seized from a home he frequented.  Geoffrey Tang, 36, also known as Chun Chung Geoffrey Tang, has been charged with 11 offences, including sexual assault, voyeurism and making child pornography.  (Toronto Star)

Ex-guard jailed

TORONTO - A judge made it clear he had no patience for the crimes of a former Toronto jail guard and volunteer soccer coach who implored a woman to sexually abuse her grandchildren in front of a webcam.  "Cases involving the use of the Internet as a means of finding, collecting and disseminating child pornography appear in our courts with depressing regularity," Ontario Superior Court Justice David McCombs said before handing Matthew Hughes a 15-month sentence for the possession and distribution of child pornography, charges to which he pleaded guilty in March.  (Toronto Star)

Child porn fighter or user?

TORONTO - For Brian Brown, "the world crashed" when he was arrested on charges of child porn - the very crime he says he was trying to fight.  The computer expert claims he was volunteering with the Toronto police to develop software aimed at combating child porn online.  But officers with the OPP and York Region police paint a more sinister picture of the Richmond Hill man.  They say they found pornographic images of children on his home computer and that he was distributing them.  (Toronto Star)

Fritzl's regime of terror

AMSTETTEN - For 24 years Josef Fritzl led a double life: above ground he played the upstanding family man, while in the basement he imprisoned and raped his daughter. Details are slowly emerging of how he ruthlessly planned his terrible crime.  (Spiegel)     PREVIOUS:   Elaborate cellar revealed   Fritzl incest case

Man faces charge of luring

TORONTO - A 23-year-old Toronto man has been charged after a police investigation into sexually explicit online conversations with a child.  An investigation led to police searching a Toronto home yesterday, where a man was arrested, Toronto police said today.  Tyler Haas, 23, faces four charges, including luring a child.  (CP)

Child porn detainee jailed 6 months

TORONTO - A judge has jailed one of the last Toronto men to be sentenced in a massive international child pornography sweep called Project Snowball.  Superior Court Justice Robert Clark said that sentencing Mario Digenio, 62, to house arrest – as suggested by the defence - would simply be sending him back to the same home from which he viewed the "vile and degrading material."  Instead, Clark sent the slight, frail-looking restaurant worker to prison for six months, followed by three years probation.  (Toronto Star)     PREVIOUS:  Global child porn probe led to false accusations

Ex-scout leader faces new charge of sexual assault

VICTORIA - A second alleged sexual-assault victim has come forward in the case of John Gabriel Viszlai, a longtime Scouts Canada volunteer who was first charged last July.  Viszlai, then 49, was arrested July 11 at a Scouts jamboree on the Sunshine Coast and later charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a 10-year-old boy from 15 years ago.   PREVIOUS:  Scouts volunteer faces child sex charges  

Dealing with the devil

WINNIPEG - Peter Whitmore could be the poster boy for Canada's revolving door of justice.  His record for sex crimes dates back to 1989.   And while Whitmore, 36, has spent almost 13 of the past 14 years in jail, his brief tastes of freedom have been horrific.  He has been released five times, always to reoffend.  He has victimized at least a dozen children, probably more. He has given vague details about some attacks, but has not been charged with them.   PREVIOUS:   'It ends here.  It ends now'    

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