Canada enacts internet ban for sex offenders

In its seven-to-two ruling, the Supreme Court banned internet access to anyone convicted of sexual offenses against minors before 2012

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In its seven-to-two ruling, the Supreme Court banned internet access to anyone convicted of sexual offenses against minors before 2012 (AFP Photo/Geoff Robins)

Montreal (AFP) – Canada’s Supreme Court acted to protect children in the fast-growing world of cyberspace, enabling judges to prohibit those convicted of sexual offenses against minors from using the internet.

“The record demonstrates that the internet is increasingly being used to sexually offend against young people and that sex offenders who target children are more likely to re-offend,” Justice Andromache Karakatsanis wrote for the majority in a hundred-page ruling.

The case concerned incest and child pornography. The accused man, sentenced to nine years in prison in 2013 by a court in British Columbia, had abused his daughter between 2008 and 2011.

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