Canadian Press
Tuesday, October 7, 1997

Group upset with sentence in Internet porn case

CORNER BROOK, Nfld. (CP) -- A women's group says it's a farce that a child psychologist was sentenced to house arrest after pleading guilty to importing child pornography on the Internet.

``It flies in the face of the seriousness of the crime'', Joyce Hancock of the Newfoundland Advisory Council on the Status of Women said today.

Patrick Daniels, 34, of Labrador City was sentenced on Monday to 30 days house arrest for importing child porn on the Internet. The judge said Daniels presents no danger to the public and his career has been virtually ruined.

Hancock says downloading child pornography from the Internet is a serious problem that is growing as new technology becomes available.

``This is the kind of crime of the future'', she said.

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