Sunday, January 06, 2008

Christie Blatchford on Kiddie Porn

Christie Blatchford points out that cjild porn is not taken very seriously. I agree the sentences for child porn should be ramped up. Real children are harmed making this garbage and the vermin who are turned on by it and thereby drive othere perverst to ake it, should also be punished severely.

Until then, the typical sentence for possessing child-porn was a conditional sentence, or house arrest. But as Judge Molloy noted, "Staying at home for a year or so, unless at work or at school, would not be seen by many deviant personalities as much of a deterrent when weighed against the strength of their urges to access child pornography." It is this judge's view that possession of child pornography is one of those offences, arguably rare, where the prospect of jail "can have a strong deterrent affect."

Mr. Kwok's collection, it should be noted, featured children, many of them babies, tied up and in obvious distress as they were violated. One of the images was of a young girl who was rescued in 2005 due to the efforts of Toronto Police.

In February last year, Ontario Court Judge Joseph Bovard sentenced another man, 32-year-old Jason Ewing, to jail for two years on one charge each of possession and distributing child pornography. Mr. Ewing had a vast, ghastly collection that featured "live pornographic abuse of babies and young girls" being raped by adult men and, in one case, by a large dog.

Clearly, Judge Bovard, like Judge Molloy, gets the horror.

Judge Bovard was referring to the willful blindness of Mr. Ewing's relatives to the nature of his crimes when he said the following, but he could have been describing the low priority these crimes have in Canada: "This lack of appreciation for the moral corruption evidenced by Mr. Ewing in collecting these images is in itself shocking."

1 comment:

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Sad, isn't it? All this outrage a few weeks ago. Now nothing.

How quickly we forget.

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