The Ottawa Sun
Wednesday, January 8, 1997

Kiddie porn probe nets ex-Mitel man

by Susan Sherring and Dave Rider

A former Mitel Corp. employee has been charged with downloading kiddie porn from the Internet to his work computer, the Sun has learned.

Robin Kiellor, 44, who tested software products for the Kanata-based technology giant, was charged with possession of child pornography in late November and is to make his first court appearance Jan. 16.

An OPP probe was launched after a former co-worker of Kiellor told company officials Kiellor had pornographic files on his work computer, according to court documents obtained by the Sun.

Police seized a computer hard drive and 20 packages of computer printouts from a company Internet newsgroup account used by Kiellor, an eight-year employee. The court documents state the dozens of stories -- all text with no photos -- collected in October and November 1995 describe graphic sex acts, including incest, involving adults and children as young as nine years old.

Topics include a father standing outside the washroom masturbating as he watched his naked daughter coming out of the shower and a man and wife having sex with their young niece. On Oct. 8, 1996, Mitel fired Kiellor because of the material.

Reached at his Almonte home last night, Kiellor would only say, "I have no comment."

Born in the United Kingdom, he also runs Opera Breva, a small opera production company, out of his home with his singer-wife Connie. They have no children. Kiellor's lawyer, Michael Neville, also refused to discuss the case.

Around the same time as Kiellor's arrest, National Defence physicist Dr. Blair Evans of Gloucester was charged with making and distributing child pornography after 20,000 computer files from the Net were seized from his office. Evans is to appear in court Jan. 30.


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