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Man jailed for child porn on computer

A man caught with images of naked and partially naked girls on a computer has been jailed for possessing child porn.

“Possession of child pornography, my lord, is child abuse,” Crown attorney Alana Littman said during sentencing. “It’s part of the chain of demand which results in the exploitation and abuse of young children.”

Timothy Leslie William Kille, 28, was convicted of possession of child porn as the result of a trial last year, and he was sentenced in Brandon Court of Queen’s Bench on Friday.

At trial, court heard that a key Crown witness — who can’t be identified due to a publication ban — had found what was believed to be child porn on a computer on Nov. 24, 2009.

Police seized a desktop computer from the home of Kille’s parents, where he was house-sitting at the time.

In total, police found 140 child porn images on the machine. Justice John Menzies had previously noted that the pictures and video clips depicted naked or partially naked females under 18 years old.

They included pictures of girls aged eight to 15 posing nude with privates exposed. In some images, children were mimicking oral sex using props.

The videos and pictures were downloaded from the Internet using a peer-to-peer file-sharing program.

One of the exhibits presented during Friday’s sentencing was the report of a psychologist who assessed Kille.

Littman said the report lacked a candid explanation for the offence. However, Kille had told the psychologist that his use of pornography in general was associated with depression and stress.

In this case, the charge Kille was convicted of carries a minimum jail sentence of 45 days.

Littman asked Menzies to impose eight to 10 months jail, followed by three years probation.

Pointing out that her client had no prior criminal record, defence lawyer Sarah Inness asked Menzies to deliver the minimum 45-day jail term and that Kille be allowed to serve it intermittently on weekends.

Inness said the offence was out of character for her client, who was described as otherwise hard-working and of good character.

That opinion was backed up by 17 letters of support, many from family members.

“All point to the shock and surprise, perhaps even disappointment, with his involvement with this particular offence,” Menzies said. “But all of them are nonetheless prepared to unabashedly vouch for his character.”

Menzies, however, rejected the intermittent sentence option and imposed 60 days straight jail followed by 18 months probation with 100 hours of community service work.

Straight time would allow Kille to serve his sentence more quickly and move on with his life, Menzies said.

Kille has been ordered to take counselling as directed by his probation supervisor, including sex-offender counselling.

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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 5, 2014

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A man caught with images of naked and partially naked girls on a computer has been jailed for possessing child porn.

“Possession of child pornography, my lord, is child abuse,” Crown attorney Alana Littman said during sentencing. “It’s part of the chain of demand which results in the exploitation and abuse of young children.”

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A man caught with images of naked and partially naked girls on a computer has been jailed for possessing child porn.

“Possession of child pornography, my lord, is child abuse,” Crown attorney Alana Littman said during sentencing. “It’s part of the chain of demand which results in the exploitation and abuse of young children.”

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