Man jailed for lur­ing mi­nor

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - HOT ONLINE -

A 54-year-old man who thought he was per­form­ing sex­ual acts over the In­ter­net for a teenage girl was sent to jail in pro­vin­cial court in Georgetown on Thurs­day.

Lorne Thomas Stevens was charged for lur­ing a mi­nor over the In­ter­net.

But while he thought his sex­ual fan­tasies were be­ing ob­served by a 14-year-old girl in Ab­bots­ford, B.C., he dis­cov­ered the only one watch­ing was an RCMP of­fi­cer.

“The ac­cused may have no prior record, but this wasn’t his first dance,’’ said Judge Nancy Orr, dur­ing the sen­tenc­ing of the case that be­gan last year.

While it was for­tu­nate that it was not a teenage girl at the other end, court was told the ac­cused be­lieved it was and con­tin­ued his de­viant be­hav­iour – even in­struct­ing the vic­tim how to use the we­b­cam prop­erly.

“I con­sider that a high end of­fence,” the judge said.

Orr sen­tenced Stevens to 18 months in jail and pro­ba­tion for three years. He will be on the sex of­fender reg­istry list for 20 years.

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