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Saskatchewan law student guilty of child porn

Faces one to two years in prison


 

A 27-year-old law student from the University of Saskatchewan pleaded guilty in provincial court Tuesday to possession of 70,000 pieces of child pornography, including photos of men abusing girls as young as two-years-old, reports the Star Phoenix newspaper. A city police officer testified that he found the images on Eran Michael Pinsky’s backpack at the Saskatoon airport on May 31.

It’s at least his second alleged offense. More than onne year ago, he was charged with possessing and making illegal material available to others over the Internet — a charge that he has pleaded not guilty to. The case has not yet been to trial.

But it was bail conditions related to those charges that helped officials catch him the second time. He was forbidden from using any device with internet access or from leaving the city without permission. It was when he was on his way home to his parents house in Vancouver last month that he was met at the airport by a police investigator who wanted to check his laptop for anything illegal. The officer found four USB flash drives in his pocket that included the 70,000 pieces of pornography, Crown Prosecutor Mike Segu told the court.

Pinsky’s lawyer said that his client admits he has a problem and has been seeing a doctor.

Segu has asked for 12 to 24 months in prison. Sentencing has been reserved until July 4th.


 

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