Abbotsford man receives jail term on child porn charge

Sean Leblanc previously pleaded guilty, and is still before the courts on three charges of breaching his conditions

Abbotsford man receives jail term on child porn charge

An Abbotsford man has been sentenced to 45 days in prison after previously pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Sean Joshua Leblanc, 23, was sentenced Thursday, Feb. 5 in Abbotsford provincial court. His jail term will be followed by two years of probation.

Leblanc initially faced a total of three charges, but the two other counts – importing/distributing child porn and luring a person under the age of 16 – were stayed.

Leblanc was arrested in May 2013 following an investigation that involved both Canadian and U.S. authorities and the execution of a search warrant at his Abbotsford residence.

Leblanc was again arrested in August of that year and charged with breaching his bail conditions. Those charges are still before the courts.

Conditions of Leblanc’s release after the child pornography charges were laid included that he not possess any device that could connect to the Internet and that he not attend parks, daycares, community centres or other places where a person under 16 could be represent.

He was charged with breaching those conditions after he was allegedly found in possession of a cellphone and was located by police in the parking lot of a church that also runs a daycare facility.