Former North Thompson man jailed for life

By James Peters
January 20, 2016 - 4:35pm Updated: January 21, 2016 - 12:21am

KAMLOOPS — A former North Thompson valley resident has been declared a dangerous offender and jailed for life for child sex crimes.

The judge handed down the sentence in BC Supreme Court today, after the man was convicted of sexual interference of a person under 14, making or publishing child pornography, and possession of child pornography.

A publication ban prevents us from mentioning the name of the accused and the locations of the offences.

That's a more stringent ban than is usually imposed on such cases, and Crown Prosecutor Neil Flanagan says he sought the ban in order to protect the identities of the victims.

Along with the dangerous offender designation comes an indeterminate jail sentence, one that will be reviewed every two years, starting seven years after his arrest.

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