Former Kelowna radio personality sentenced for child pornography
By Julie Whittet
August 13, 2013 - 1:53 PM
KELOWNA - One of the city's former radio personalities was sentenced to nine months in jail today for possession of child pornography.
Darren Mitchell Robertson, known on local airwaves as "Doc Roberts" was sentenced today to nine months in jail followed by one year of probation for keeping child pornography. Robertson, now 47, was a program director for Astral Media's (now Bell) Sun FM and occasionally filled in on air for AM 1150.
He pleaded guilty to possessing 243 images and four videos of child pornography from December 1, 2004 though to October 31, 2005.
The court did not grant Robertson a conditional sentence, which is a jail sentence served at home, as requested by defence lawyer Kelly Christiansen.
But Judge Brad Chapman did give Robertson credit for having no prior criminal record, a long-term relationship and also being a new father.
Robertson has sought counselling since pleading guilty to the charges and has not breached any of his conditions leading up to today's sentencing.
He is to complete his probationary period in the city of Calgary where he currently resides.
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