The Globe & Mail
Friday, July 23, 1999

Man sentenced for child porn distribution

KITCHENER (CP) -- A Cambridge man was sentenced to jail yesterday for distributing child pornography, but possession charges against the man were dropped because of a recent B.C. Court of Appeal ruling.

Court heard Andrew Guille, 19, was connected to four Internet child pornography chatlines when police raided his parents' house on May 3. He was sentenced to 15 months in jail and 21 months probation after pleading guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography and three counts of breach of probation.

Prosecution lawyers dropped three charges of possession of child pornography because of the B.C. ruling in June that struck down Canada's ban on possessing child pornography. B.C. has asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of the decision and Ontario is seeking intervenor status in the case.

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