Delburne man facing child pornography charges
A Delburne area man facing several charges relating to child pornography made his first court appearance on Tuesday.
Charles Lawrence Ross, 31, has been charged with using a telecommunication device to contact someone he believed to be under the age of 18 with sexual intent, as well as two counts of using a telecommunication device to contact someone he believed to be under the age of 16 with sexual intent.
Ross also faces charges of printing or publishing child pornography and a breach of probation.
Ross appeared by closed circuit television and remains in custody.
The Crown elected to proceed by indictment on the charges. Ross reserved his election and the matter was put over to the morning of March 21 in Red Deer provincial court.
Ross was put on Canada’s sex offender registry for 20 years after pleading guilty to other child porn charges in 2009.
He was sentenced on July 15, 2009, to 18 months jail for distribution and possession of child pornography, followed by 36 months probation.
One of his probation conditions was to abstain from using computers or other devices that can access the Internet, including hiring or getting another person to use it for him, or being in the presence of anyone using it. The only exception is if it is required for his employment.