A sex offender in Chilliwack, who was found with child p**nography on his phone, will not face jail time after his lawyer and Crown counsel agreed to a peace bond.
As reported by the Chilliwack Progress, 36-year-old Nicolaas Steve Scholten was charged with possession of child p**nography after 24 photos of young naked girls were found on his phone. The girls are believed to be 12 to 17 years old.
Section 810 peace bond means Scholten is not convicted or sentenced for a criminal offense. He will however have to agree to terms and conditions set forth by a judge. The latter is similar to being out on bail or having a conditional sentence.
“The idea is that he gets help with his behaviours, which are quite clearly unhealthy and harmful,” said Crown counsel Randy Robinson.
The terms and conditions for the sex offender include taking part in a 12-month treatment program, in addition to being prohibited from going to pools, schools and parks – with one exception.
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