Former Vernon Mountie will fight child porn conviction and sentence

Ryan Hampton is escorted from the Vernon courthouse.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Jim Lenton

VERNON - A former Vernon RCMP officer will appeal his conviction and sentence for possessing child pornography.

The lawyer for Ryan Hampton has confirmed the appeal, but Jason Tarnow says he will not be representing the former member of the Vernon detachment.

Hampton was sentenced in September to ten-and-a-half months plus a day in jail but only spent one day behind bars based on pre-custody detention and time already served.

On his release, he was transferred to Alberta to face unrelated charges in that province.

Hampton remains on two years probation and can't work or volunteer with any children under the age of 16.

The 37-year-old father of five resigned from the RCMP in 2013, shortly after he was charged when his estranged wife, also a Mountie in Vernon, reported she had found a flash drive containing child pornography.


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