Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Children's Entertainer Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Children's Entertainer Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

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Magician sentenced on child porn charges

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WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man who worked as a children's entertainer doing magic shows has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

Dan Kamenicky, also known as Dan the Magic Man, was charged with making and distributing child porn last year.

He also had worked as an educational assistant with the Louis Riel School Division.

With time served, Kamenicky has 40 months left in his sentence.

Provincial court Judge Sidney Lerner also banned him for life from playgrounds, schools and community centres.

Lerner said some of the images Kamenicky took were of children he worked with at school.

"The magnitude of the abuse of trust is profound," Lerner said Thursday.

Police have said they were alerted by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children that Winnipeg computer addresses were being used to upload images and videos of child pornography. …

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