An American has been handed a 30-day jail sentence for bringing child pornography into Canada.

Dominic Sousa, 21, of Long Island, N.Y., was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to charges of smuggling and possession of child pornography in Yarmouth provincial court.

Sousa was picked up by Canada Border Services officers last October after he got off a ferry in Yarmouth.

Blair MacDonald, a criminal investigator with the border services agency, said Sousa had about 13,000 images on his computer, including mostly cartoons but also three video clips and three stills involving real children.

"The fact that most of the images might have been in a form called anime doesn't lessen the prohibitive nature of these goods," MacDonald said.

The 30-day sentence is appropriate, he added, and sends a message that Canada doesn't tolerate the importation of such images.