Gwynfryn Raymond Wilson will spend six months in prison after being sentenced for possession of and importing or distributing child pornography. (Black Press file)

Gwynfryn Raymond Wilson will spend six months in prison after being sentenced for possession of and importing or distributing child pornography. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo man sentenced to six months for child porn charges

Gwynfryn Raymond Wilson was arrested after police executed a search warrant in June 2016

A Nanaimo man will spend six months behind bars for child pornography-related charges after pleading guilty in Nanaimo provincial court Thursday, Nov. 2.

Gwynfryn Raymond Wilson was arrested after police executed a search warrant in June 2016 and subsequently charged with possession of child pornography.

According to information presented at Wilson’s sentencing, Nanaimo RCMP was informed by the RCMP B.C. Integrated Child Exploitation Team about internet addresses in Nanaimo being used to upload child pornography using a Facebook account. One address was associated with a residence belonging to Wilson.

During the search, a laptop computer was seized and according to Crown counsel, there were just under 1,000 images of child pornography. Wilson admitted to owning the laptop and accessing and saving child pornography.

Wilson was also sentenced to two years’ probation and will be forbidden from having contact with children under the age of 16.

A charge of importing or distributing child pornography was stayed.

At the hearing, Wilson told the court he was sorry.

Both Martin Screech, counsel representing Wilson, and Daniel McLaughlin, Crown counsel spokesman, declined comment.



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