Abbotsford man sentenced on child pornography offence

Joshua Lee Farren handed nine-month jail term

Abbotsford man sentenced on child pornography offence

An Abbotsford man has been sentenced to a nine-month jail term after previously being convicted of possessing child pornography.

Joshua Lee Farren, 32, was sentenced Tuesday in Abbotsford provincial court, where an additional charge of importing or distributing child porn was stayed. His jail term will be followed by three years’ probation.

Farren was found guilty at trial in September 2014.

He was arrested in December 2013 following an investigation that began in October of that year by the Abbotsford Police Department’s major crime unit.

That investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at an east Abbotsford home, where police seized several computers, CDs, DVDs and other materials.

At the time, police said Farren’s arrest had been the result of the work of a diligent detective who has been searching for evidence of people distributing or possessing images of child sexual abuse in Abbotsford.