City man faces more child porn charges but un­der new name

Regina Leader-Post - - CITY+REGION -

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.”

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