Court of Appeal for British Columbia in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Sex offender who viewed underage girls as slaves has prohibitions cut from 20 to 10 years

Appeal court reviewed the case of Kyler Bryan David Williams, 29

A sex offender who treated two underage girls as his slaves and got one pregnant has had four of his court-ordered prohibitions cut in half by the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.

Kyler Bryan David Williams, 29, pleaded guilty on July 25, 2018 to two counts of sexual interference with a person under 16 years of age. The court heard he used a social media app called “Whisper” to connect with them.

A Surrey provincial court judge prohibited Williams, for 20 years, from being at a public park or pool where children under 16 are present, being within two kilometres of the girls’ homes, holding a job where he would be in a position of trust or authority over children under 16, and communicating with anyone under age 16 without the court’s approval. The appeal court reduced these prohibitions to 10 years.

READ ALSO: Convicted robber wants guilty pleas overturned after learning he’ll be deported

READ ALSO: Glasgow found not guilty of trying to murder transit cop in Surrey

READ ALSO: New trial ordered for woman accused of sexually assaulting teen in Surrey

There is a publication ban on information that could identify the two victims, one a 14-year-old girl who Williams, the court heard, viewed as his “slave.” She ended their association, the court heard, after he told her, “If I want you to be pregnant, you will be.”

The other victim was 15 at the time.

“Contrary to her wishes,” Appeal Court Justice Patrice Abrioux noted, “Mr. Williams did not take precautions and she became pregnant.” She ended up placing the child for adoption. Williams also referred to this girl as his slave, slapped and choked her, and demanded her obedience.

Upon learning she was pregnant, the court heard, Williams told the girl to say she was 16 “in order to keep him out of jail,” the judge noted.

The girl said in her victim impact statement that Williams wouldn’t let her talk to her loved ones or friends without first obtaining his consent.

Williams was sentenced to six and a half years, less 18 months credit for time served. The appeal court in 2019 reduced his sentence to four years, which, with pre-trial credit, was effectively two and a half years in prison. It also varied one of his prohibitions and reduced three others. The Crown then sought leave to appeal the case to the Supreme Court of Canada. It was allowed in part, with the appeal of the sentence imposed by the sentencing judge being dismissed and Williams being ordered to complete the remainder.

“He has not done well in custody. He has been punched in the face, bullied and harassed by other inmates, eventually asking to be moved to a different unit because of personal safety concerns,” Abrioux noted in his reasons for judgment, with which Justices Bruce Butler and Christopher Grauer concurred.

The appeal court also modified an order prohibiting Williams from “using the Internet or any other digital network without approval of the court” to prohibiting him from “using the Internet or any other digital network for the purpose of communicating with a person under the age of 16 years, except for immediate family members, without appeal from the court.”

Abrioux said he considered the “ambit of the Internet prohibition to be overly broad and demonstrably unfit.”



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow Tom on Twitter

CourtSurrey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Krista Macinnis displays the homework assignment that her Grade 6 daughter received on Tuesday. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford mom angry that students asked to list positive stories about residential schools

Daughter’s Grade 6 class asked to write down 5 positive stories or facts

Mission Fire Rescue Service holding a training session in 2016. Bob Friesen photo.
Firefighter’s human-rights complaint against District of Mission dismissed

District had just reason for firing man for insubordination, B.C. Human Rights Tribunal found

The annual Toys for Tots event in Abbotsford normally includes a free breakfast for anyone who drops off a toy or cash donation. This year’s event was to be held as a drive-thru, but that has also been cancelled. (File photo)
Toys for Tots drive-thru event cancelled in Abbotsford

Public encouraged to donate cash or bring toys to drop-off locations

Abbotsford Panthers star Haidyn Vermeulen (right) celebrates his signing with the Alberta Golden Bears football program along with his mother Niki Vermeulen and father Dan Vermeulen back in September.
Abbotsford’s Haidyn Vermeulen named to CFC Prospect Game

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School student one of 14 from B.C. to earn recognition

Shane Goodvin had just bought a house with wife Laura Major when he started experiencing severe back pain. That led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and the father of five children is now in rough shape. (Submitted photos)
GoFundMe set up for Chilliwack man fighting pancreatic cancer

Shane Goodvin has five children and a loving wife, and he’s worried about their future

A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19 walks in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The use of masks is mandatory in indoor public and retail spaces in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. records deadliest day of pandemic with 13 deaths, 738 new COVID-19 cases

Number of people in hospital is nearing 300, while total cases near 30,000

(File photo)
Alberta woman charged after allegedly hitting boy with watermelon at Okanagan campsite

Police say a disagreement among friends at an Adams Lake campsite turned ugly

Court of Appeal for British Columbia in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
B.C. woman loses appeal to have second child by using late husband’s sperm

Assisted Human Reproduction Act prohibits the removal of human reproductive material from a donor without consent

B.C. projects targeting the restoration of sockeye salmon stocks in the Fraser and Columbia Watersheds will share in $10.9 million of federal funding to protect species at risk. (Kenny Regan photo)
13 projects protecting B.C. aquatic species at risk receive $11 million in federal funding

Salmon and marine mammals expected to benefit from ecosystem-based approach

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

File photo
Surrey RCMP investigating death threat against Surrey councillor

‘On Monday morning I received a threat on messenger that basically said to put a bullet in me,’ Councillor Jack Hundial told the Now-Leader

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Barrels pictured outside Oliver winery, Quinta Ferreira, in May. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
B.C. Master of Wine reflects on industry’s teetering economic state

Pandemic, for some wine makers, has been a blessing in disguise. For others, not so much.

Most Read