Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pastor Robin Barrett convicted

Pedopastor Robin Barrett was convicted of owning and distributing pornography featuring children as young as six months.

After raiding his house in Conception Bay South, outside St. John's, police seized massive amounts of child pornography on Barrett's computer and on discs. In all, they found 3,451 video files and 31,460 illegal images.

Court was told that Barrett possessed images of children up to 11 years old.

Defence lawyer Doug Moores told the court that Barrett, who has expressed remorse and is seeking treatment, is no longer a member of the clergy.

Read more: Former priest jailed in child porn case

Barrett is Candadian, so that means he will only serve a few months in prison because they are so much more civilized up north, down here Barrett would die in prison.

Barrett is a former Anglican priest working as the rector of a church in the Goulds neighborhood of St. John's. I can barely imagine what the parents of young children who attend that church must be thinking.