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'Horrific and violent sexual acts': Vancouver man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

The ages of the victims in the material ranged from 3 to 10 years old.
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Vancouver Police say a 42-year-old man pled guilty today to possession of child pornography and making child pornography available. Photo: Police lights at night / Getty Images

Vancouver Police say a 42-year-old man pled guilty today to possession of child pornography and making child pornography available. 

Ryan Jones plead guilty Friday (March 12) to possession of child pornography and making child pornography available, explains a  news release. The VPD initiated its investigation into child sexual abuse material in 2018. 

“This case began in October 2018 as a proactive investigation targeting offenders using peer-to-peer file-sharing networks to trade child sexual abuse material,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD. 

“Jones was identified as a suspect immediately. A search warrant of his residence was executed in March 2019 and multiple devices were seized.”

Vancouver Police Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) investigators located over 2,300 images and 55 videos of child pornography. The ages of the victims in the material ranged from three (3) to 10 years old. The children were engaged in various horrific and violent sexual acts.

“Police target suspects who share child sexual abuse images and videos using a variety of peer-to-peer file sharing networks.  The downloading and hoarding of child sexual abuse material fuels the market and leads to direct harm to children,” adds Constable Visintin. “Our ICE investigators have worked methodically and diligently on this disturbing file.”

Jones has received a sentence of nine months in custody and two years’ probation.