A elementary school teacher in Brocket, AB has been sentenced 2 1/2 years in jail for possessing and making child pornography with children ranging from 3-16 years old.
Mark Anderson was sentenced Monday, January 21st in Lethbridge; a year later after being arrested in January 2018. He was found to have multiples of the same photos and videos across his electronic devices throughout his home and classroom after they were seized by police.
“My client is remorseful, receiving counseling and is unhappy with his previous behaviour.” -Anderson’s Lawyer
A judge sentenced him to 30 months in Bowden jail. Anderson did not make a statement, but his lawyer said that his client is remorseful, receiving counseling and is unhappy with his previous behaviour. Anderson did say in a previous statement that he couldn’t remember a time when he was not attracted to children although.
The court ruled Anderson is not able to use the internet without unsupervised access after he serves his sentence and is released. It will be during his ten year probation that he cannot use the internet for social media sites that have peer-to-peer capabilities. He will still be able to use one cellphone and one computer during his probation.