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Nova Scotia Man Sentenced to 90 Days for Child Porn, Including 'Anime'

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Computer lab tech arrested after 20 images, "most of which" were anime, were found

Roy Franklyn Newcombe, a former computer lab technician at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), was sentenced on Monday to 90 days in prison for possession of child pornography. According to CBC News, "most of the 20 images were anime, although a few appear to be of real girls between five and 13 years old."

A student had found a USB drive with the images at a computer lab in April 2014. Newcombe was then arrested and fired from NSCAD, where he had worked for 35 years. He still receives a pension from NSCAD and he works part-time at a friend's cafe.

The court also ordered Newcombe to stay away from children under 16 unless supervised by an adult. Newcomb and his wife were foster parents of a teenager, and therefore they must now live apart despite still being married. The defense and prosecution recommended that Newcombe serve the 90-day prison sentence on the weekends, and Laurie Halfpenny MacQuarrie accepted it. Newcombe's sentence also includes two years of probation, continued mental health counseling, a DNA sample on file, and a ban from the Internet.

Newcombe expressed remorse for his actions. His lawyer Paul Miller had said during the trial that Newcombe came across the images while searching for adult pornography online. Miller added after the sentencing that the moral of this story is "not to go looking because you never know what you may find that will get you in trouble."

Source: CBC News


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