befriended. There were hundreds of incidents and thousands of
pictures documenting the abuse. The accused was sentenced to
a total of nine years’ imprisonment: three years for making child
pornography and six years consecutive for the sexual offences.
[ 107] In R. v. Pike,  O.J. No. 4001, 2008 ONCJ 484, the
accused pleaded guilty to and was convicted on eight counts of
sexual interference, one count of making child pornography and
one count of possession of child pornography. He abused eight
young male victims between the ages of two to 14, whom he had
met through babysitting, coaching and other activities, over the
course of four years. At all times, the accused was in a position of
trust towards the boys. He was found in possession of thousands
of images and hundreds of movies and stories depicting the sexual
abuse of his victims and other children. There was evidence of
ongoing psychological trauma to the victims. He was sentenced to
14 years’ imprisonment, before credit for pre-trial custody.
[ 108] In R. v. Gilbert,  N.B.J. No. 76, 2011 NBPC 10, the
accused pleaded guilty to 11 counts of making child pornography,
possessing child pornography, sexual assault (including unprotected anal sex), sexual interference and sexual exploitation
committed against six male children between the ages of four and
16, over an 11-year period. The accused abused a position of trust
and groomed some of the victims. He was sentenced to 15 years’
[ 109] In R. v. C. (D.),  M.J. No. 141, 2016 MBCA 49,
336 C.C.C. (3d) 366, the court upheld a 16-year sentence for an
offender who, over a three-year period, sexually abused his nine-year-old daughter and four sons, who ranged in age from four to
eight years. He recorded the abuse and posted some of it on
a website used for sharing child pornography. He pleaded guilty to
sexual touching, invitation to sexual touching, creating child
pornography, possession of child pornography and distribution of
child pornography. It is noteworthy that the sentencing judge
would have imposed a sentence of 22.5 years, but for the application of the totality principle.
[ 110] In R. v. Snook,  N.B.J. No. 334, 2013 NBPC 17, an
accused was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment after pleading
guilty to 46 offences committed against 17 young male victims
(including his foster child) over a 12-year period, including
making child pornography, making child pornography available
and possession of child pornography. He was an elected municipal
official who participated in programs for underprivileged youth.
[ 111] In R. v. H. (K.D.),  A.J. No. 816, 2012 ABQB 471, an
offender was convicted of sexually abusing four child victims,
including his two biological children, over a nine-year period.