January 16th, 2019
R. v. Brittain, 2018 Edmonton Queen’s Bench (1513455Q1)- 1 Yr. Minimum Jail For Possession Of Child Pornography Unconstitutional
Sentencing of accused convicted after trial of possession of child pornography. Crown proceeded by indictment. Illegal material included 26 images and 4 videos, but all were cartoons (anime) depictions. 25-year old accused assessed at a low risk to reoffend. Issue of whether 1-year minimum violates s. 12. Held: minimum unconstitutional; 1 year CSO imposed. Images … Read More.