Edmonton senior jailed for possessing child pornography

An Edmonton senior busted for having child pornography on his home computer after a tip from U.S. authorities has been sentenced to jail on weekends.

EDMONTON — An Edmonton senior busted for having child pornography on his home computer after a tip from U.S. authorities has been sentenced to jail on weekends.

Wayne Glen Sibbald, 68, was handed a 90-day intermittent jail term, to be served at the Edmonton Remand Centre from 7 p.m. on Fridays to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography.

Sibbald was also put on probation for three years and banned for five years from going alone to anywhere where there are children under 16 years of age.

As part of his probation conditions, Sibbald is not allowed to access the Internet, go to Internet cafes or volunteer with agencies dealing with children.

He must get a psychiatric and psychological assessment and take treatment and counselling as directed.

Sibbald was arrested by the Alberta Integrated Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit after they were alerted by U.S. authorities when the man’s Internet address popped up on a database tracking child pornography users.

Detectives armed with a search warrant seized Sibbald’s computer from his home in southeast Edmonton and a forensic investigation resulted in police discovering images and videos of child pornography.

At the time, police said, there were hundreds of images.

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