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Stettler man jailed for involving daughter in child porn

A Stettler-area father was sentenced to six months in jail on Friday for making child pornography involving his daughter, who was five at the time.

The identity of the 36-year-old man cannot be released under a court-imposed publication ban because it could identify the victim.

Special Crown prosecutor Jenny Rees, from Calgary, told Red Deer provincial court that nine videos were found, three of them distinctly child porn, and 34 pictures were made from the videos.

The offence occurred between May and June 2011 and the court was told the child does not remember the crimes.

Other charges of sexual assault and sexual interference were withdrawn.

The man pleaded guilty to the charge on Sept. 24, 2012.

The six-month jail sentence was proposed jointly by Rees and defence lawyer Will Willms.

The child’s mother, who reported the crime, argued for no further jail time for her husband, saying he plays an important role in their children’s lives.

Judge Gordon Deck said an aggravating factor to the crime was that it involved the man’s daughter.

The jail sentence will be followed by three years of probation in which the man cannot have direct contact with any female under the age of 14 unless another adult is present.

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