Cornwall man sentenced for child porn possession

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A Cornwall man, caught in a province-wide child pornography bust in 2014, has been sentenced to just over a year in jail.

Mathieu Pahle, 36, was sentenced this week to 15 months in jail after he was found guilty of one count of possession of child pornography following a trial.

After his sentence, Pahle will be on probation for three years and will be on the Sex Offender Information Registry for 20 years.

The court has also seized and will eventually destroy a USB key with child pornography images.

Pahle was one of 60 people – and one of two Cornwall men – charged in September 2014 during a massive O.P.P. investigation across Ontario called the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet.

The other man, 50-year-old Steven Seyeau, was sentenced to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty in May 2015.

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