Canadian Press
Tuesday, October 7, 1997

House arrest for importing child porn

WABUSH, Nfld (CP) -- A Labrador psychologist was sentenced Monday to 30 days of house arrest for importing child pornography on the Internet. He was found guilty on Sept. 25.

During his sentence, Patrick Daniels is only allowed out of his house between 10 a.m. and noon.

The judge said Daniels presents no danger to the public.

The 34-year-old Labrador City psychologist, who worked almost exclusively with children, was found guilty after an intensive investigation that began in the spring of 1995 and involved the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, U.S Treasury and Customs officials, a New Jersey state trooper, and Mexican authorities.

It's believed to be the first time in Canada that a person has gone to trial on charges of importing and possessing child pornography aquired through the Internet.

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