No evidence that accused sought counseling or showed remorse

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No evidence that accused sought counseling or showed remorse

Accused was given concurrent sentences of 42 months for two counts of making child pornography as well concurrent sentences of 2 years for possession of child pornography and 1 year concurrent for viewing and possessing digital file of child pornography. Denunciation and general deterrence were primary objectives with large volume of pornography found on his computer. Accused, aged 45, was first-time offender who was gainfully employed in television industry. There was no presentence report or evidence that accused sought counselling or showed remorse. Aggravating factors were accused actively downloading content, storing it permanently under innocent name and sharing it with others on internet. Videos were of graphic nature of young girls engaging in various sexual acts including rapes. Court noted that accused had lost his employment and lived with his parents over last four years. R. v. Pelich (July 10, 2012, Ont. S.C.J., Dunnet J., File No. 10-50000653-0000) 102 W.B.C. (2d) 515 (8 pp.).

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