Saskatoon

Saskatoon man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Justin Gryba pleaded guilty to making and possessing child pornography in a Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench courtroom.

Justin Gryba took video of boys in change room

A Saskatoon man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

Justin Gryba pleaded guilty to making and possessing child pornography in a Saskatoon court of Queen's Bench courtroom.

According to courtroom testimony, Gryba videotaped young boys in a swimming pool change room. He met his victims while volunteering for Big Brother.

The video files of the boys were found on an encrypted hard drive. It took police 2½ years to access the material.

Gryba had been previously charged for child-pornography-related offences in 2012 and was sentenced to two years in jail.

Chief Justice Martel Popescul was unnerved after reviewing pornographic images seized from Gryba's computers.

"I don't need to see any more," he said.

The encrypted hard drive had more than 12,000 image files and videos. 

Prosecutor Mike Segu said Gryba failed to mention that he made child pornography during any of his sex offender treatment sessions.

Segu said that Gryba lied, misrepresented and downplayed what he did. The prosecutor said he sought help after he was originally sentenced, without admitting he had done much worse.

In 2013, Gryba pleaded guilty to possessing and sharing child pornography. He received a sentence of two years less a day to be followed by three years probation.

The crown is asking for a total sentence of five years.

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