Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Judge Says Child Porn That Prompted Long Sentence Is "Worst" He's Seen

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Judge Says Child Porn That Prompted Long Sentence Is "Worst" He's Seen

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Child porn "worst" he has seen: judge

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SASKATOON - A former Saskatoon real estate agent who admitted to having child pornography on his computer, including video of a toddler being tortured, has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Paul Burke, who is 34, was sentenced Friday after he had previously pleaded guilty to possessing and accessing child porn.

Burke was arrested last June as part of a Canada-wide investigation involving multiple police agencies, including the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation unit.

Court was told he possessed thousands of pornographic images, along with a number of graphic videos.

Burke had argued that he was unaware he was downloading illegal material, but a provincial court judge says the accused had to access an encrypted network and search for the files to get the images. …

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