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Penticton child porn 'hoarder' sentenced to 18 months

Kenneth Daniel Large, wearing a face mask, leaves Penticton court Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2020, awaiting a sentencing decision in the next couple of weeks.
November 09, 2020 - 6:30 PM

A Penticton man with an extensive child porn collection was sentenced today to 18 months in prison.

Kenneth Daniel Large, who earlier pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, will see his year and a half behind bars followed by three years on probation, the B.C. Prosecution Service said.

He must also abide by a section 161 prohibition for 10 years and he was placed on the Sexual Offender Registry for 20 years.   

In an earlier sentencing hearing, the court heard Large’s internet address was identified after images of child pornography were uploaded online on Aug. 14, 2018.

RCMP were notified and Penticton RCMP executed a search warrant on Large’s residence on Oct. 30, 2018.

They found numerous items containing images of child porn, including phones, USB drives, USB sticks, CDs and a computer.

The images depicted nude girls from as young as age six, some in sexually suggestive poses.

Police recovered 26,366 images and 424 videos of child porn.

A psychiatric report prepared for Large indicated he became attracted to child porn while viewing adult porn. The court heard it soon became a compulsion, to the point he was viewing it three to four hours a day.

The Crown told the court Large also exhibited symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder and said he had been assessed as a low to moderate risk to re-offend.

She also noted Large’s OCD did not account for his progression from adult to child porn which she said was “not natural.”

Large, who was born in 1971, lost his job after telling his boss about the charges.

His lawyer told the court that the huge collection of pornography could be explained by his obsessive-compulsive disorder, and that he was a “hoarder.”

At the earlier hearing, Large told the court he “deeply apologizes” to his victims, court and society. He promised not to reoffend, begging the court for mercy to allow him to remain isolated in the community with his family.


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