Surrey, B.C., church pastor sentenced to 15 months on child pornography charge

A 45-year-old church pastor from Surrey, B.C., has been sentenced to a 15-month jail term and three years probation for possessing child pornography.

SURREY, B.C. — A 45-year-old church pastor from Surrey, B.C., has been sentenced to a 15-month jail term and three years probation for possessing child pornography.

Larry Robert Collins, a pastor with the Church of Nazarene, was sentenced Tuesday following his conviction for making a sexually explicit video that used photographs of the girl and posting it on the Internet.

Collins was arrested after the video was spotted online and traced by the RCMP’s Integrated Child Exploitation Unit.

Police say in addition to posting the video, Collins named the young victim and impersonated her in several online accounts that contained a web link leading to the video.

A charge of distribution of child pornography was stayed by the Crown.

Investigators say the teenaged victim, whose age was not released, was shaken by the incident but is safe with her family.

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