The man, Thomas Aboagye Acheampong was arrested Monday, July 25, 2016, at Halifax Stanfield International Airport after arriving on an Air Canada flight from London.
The man, Thomas Aboagye Acheampong was arrested Monday, July 25, 2016, at Halifax Stanfield International Airport after arriving on an Air Canada flight from London, localxpress.ca reports.
Acheampong told a Canada Border Services Agency officer he intended to visit for 17 days but was inconsistent with his answers when asked for further details.
The border officer, during a second examination, found three videos on Acheampong’s cellphone showing children having sex with one another.
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The six children in the videos appeared to range in age from five to 13, Crown attorney Perry Borden told Dartmouth provincial court.
Acheampong subsequently pleaded guilty to a Criminal Code charge of possessing electronic media depicting the sexual exploitation of children and a Customs Act charge of smuggling prohibited goods.
He has since been sentenced to eight months in jail on each count, with the time to be served concurrently.
The judge, Timothy Gabriel told the offender that “If it wasn’t for people like you, sir, who possesses this kind of material, there would be no incentive for the monsters doing this to the children...And you’re bringing it into Canada!
“Let me be very direct. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t care that children are treated this way that is prepared to contribute to the perpetualization of an industry that treats children this way, you’re not the type of person we want in Canada in any event.”
The judge has also directed Acheampong to provide a DNA sample for a national databank and register as a sex offender for 10 years.
Acheampong will be deported after he gets out of the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth.