City man faces more child porn charges but under new name
A 48-year-old Regina man, formerly convicted of offences by a different name, is once again facing charges following an investigation by the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit.
Gabriel Michael Fisher, formerly known as Kevin Daniel Hudec, is charged with possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and making child pornography. He is also charged with breaching a prohibition order.
According to Saskatchewan Gazette, Hudec registered a name change to Fisher on March 2 this year.
The ICE Unit began investigating suspicious social media activity on Jan. 5, according to a news release. The new charges are the result of offences allegedly committed by accessing certain social media that was available through the phone system.
Fisher was arrested at his Regina residence on Thursday and appeared in Regina provincial court, where he was remanded until his next court appearance, set for April 5.
On Feb. 16, 2016, Fisher — then named Kevin Daniel Hudec — became the first person in the province to be designated a long-term offender (LTO) for child pornography offences. The designation was made after Hudec, as he was known then, had been sentenced for child pornography offences four times. Under the terms of that order, Hudec, after completing a prison term, was to live under a 10year, long-term supervision order with strict conditions.
At the time he imposed the order, Justice Jeff Kalmakoff noted, “on multiple occasions when being sentenced, (Hudec) has assured the court that it will be the last time he commits such offences.”