Porn collector gets five-year sentence for sexually abusing, photographing girl

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Victim was friend’s eight-year-old daughter

Ottawa Citizen

December 9, 2010

By Andrew Seymour,

An Ottawa child porn collector who snapped photographs of himself sexually abusing a friend’s eight-year-old daughter as she slept was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday.

Tyler Hussey, 30, admitted to possessing 427 pornographic images of the girl, including some in which his hand can be seen touching the girl’s private parts or moving her bathing suit to the side. The images were among 1,113 pictures of the girl Hussey had on his computer.

The photos were part of a collection of what a prosecutor described as 10,000 pictures and 1,000 movies of “hard core” pornography containing what Ontario Court Justice Lise Maisonneuve described as “violent scenes of sexual assault” on children, some of them infants.

Hussey was in the process of downloading child pornography when Ottawa police arrested him in March. A roommate discovered the child pornography along with pictures of a friend’s daughter and told her mother, who called police.

“The very notion that Mr. Hussey chose to take the pictures of this child would be repulsive to any member of society,” said Maisonneuve before sentencing Hussey, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts of sexual interference along with one count each of making and accessing child pornography.

Maisonneuve said Hussey betrayed the trust of the victim’s mother to gain access, photograph and sexually abuse the girl.

She found the age of Hussey’s victim, his position of trust, the fact the photos were taken on four separate occasions and that he appeared in some were all aggravating. His decision to view the photos of the girl, along with the sheer volume of his collection, were also of concern, Maisonneuve said, although the making of the child pornography was his most serious offence.

A psychiatrist who examined him said there was evidence to “strongly suggest” Hussey is a pedophile, although test results were inconclusive, Maisonneuve said. The doctor also found he is a low to moderate risk to reoffend, if he’s treated.

Maisonneuve said Hussey, who told the court he was himself abused as a child, entered an early guilty plea, was genuinely remorseful and showed a strong desire for treatment, but a prison sentence was needed to deter others from committing similar crimes.

Hussey was given credit for 13 months of pre-sentence custody, leaving him three years and 11 months to serve. He was also added to the sex-offender registry.

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1 Response to Porn collector gets five-year sentence for sexually abusing, photographing girl

  1. Sylvia says:

    Why pray tell was Hussey in custody pending trial and Bishop Raymond Lahey and Father James Jordan omi are out and about, foot-loose-and-fancy-free? What am I missing?

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