Friday, October 14, 2016

Fort McMurray teacher's aide gets 10 years for child sex offences

A teacher’s assistant at a Fort McMurray elementary school who committed sex crimes against young boys and had a huge child pornography collection has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Russell Hancock, who is originally from Newfoundland, pleaded guilty earlier this week to sexual interference, two counts of invitation to sexual touching, three counts of making child pornography, one count of distributing child pornography and six counts of possessing child pornography.

During an emotional sentencing, the 37-year-old tearfully apologized to his victims and their families after some family members angrily called him a “predator” and accused him of the “ultimate act of betrayal” while reading out their victim impact statements.

One victim’s mother told court the “horrible” event left her feeling “alone, hopeless and afraid” and suffering from anxiety and panic.  (more...)


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