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Child porn case hits legal snag

The wheels of justice ground to an unexpected halt Monday, when sentencing for a child pornography case was put off.

Darold Dean Vance pleaded guilty to the charges of possession and intent to distribute child pornography, relating to Facebook activities that came to the attention of the authorities March 2010.

He was slated to be sentenced for the crimes this week, but a detail in his pre-sentencing report relating to a criminal conviction 10 years prior had escaped the attention of his defence attorney.

That prompted a request for an adjournment to further examine how it would impact his client.

Given the “nature of the offence” the delay was granted, and Vance won’t likely learn his fate until March 2012 due to scheduling problems for Crown counsel and the courts in general.

Meantime, he is on parole with restrictions to not be in the presence of anyone under the age of 18, or in the area they may congregate. He’s also banned from social media sites.

 

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