July 26, 2016 - 12:00 PM
MOM WENT STRAIGHT TO AUTHORITIES WHEN SHE DISCOVERED PHOTOS
KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops man will spend more than a year behind bars after pleading guilty to secretly recording his step daughter while she was in the shower.
The man cannot be named due to a court-ordered publication ban. He pleaded guilty to one count of making child pornography and one count of secretly recording nudity in a private place.
"I just want to get this over with so I can get on with my life," the man told the court.
The father of two and step father of one recorded his common law wife's daughter getting out of the shower on three separate occasions.
"It is... an aggravating factor that this was not a one-time event," Kamloops Supreme Court judge Sheri Donegan read in her decision today, July 26.
Court heard that the 48-year-old called his wife at home to see if she could find his cell phone. She saw it charging and saw his unlocked iPod next to it.
She opened the iPod and began to go through his pictures and videos.
Donegan told the court that his wife found many family pictures along with adult pornography. She then found three separate videos of her daughter stepping out of the shower, exposing her breasts and genitals.
The man was on probation at the time in relation to a car accident in 2012. He was convicted of a crash causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
Donegan told the court that his wife immediately went to the man's probation officer and then went to RCMP with both of his devices.
Court heard that the man's daughter has suffered extensively since the incident, and she began using drugs which led to two overdoses.
Donegan said the girl's victim impact statement detailed how she is now always angry, anxious, and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Along with the 15-month sentence, the man will have to serve three years of probation, he is to have no contact with his ex-partner or her daughter and will be a registered sex offender for 20 years.
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