Air force captain in Comox guilty of possessing child porn

A Canadian Forces member based at 19 Wing Comox has been convicted of accessing and possessing child pornography.

A Canadian Forces member based at 19 Wing Comox has been convicted of accessing and possessing child pornography.

Capt. Glen Engebretson, 46, of Comox was found guilty of one count of accessing child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, following an April 2010 raid of his home.

Comox Valley RCMP and members of the B.C. Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit and the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police searched Engebretson’s home and seized two computers, finding around 150 videos and 120 images that are classified as child pornography.

Cpl. Van Laer of the B.C. ICE unit said last year the investigation was initiated in Europe and involved the identification of computers found in possession of child pornography material on a file-sharing network.

Engebretson’s trial began in August 2012. A date for sentencing is scheduled to be set Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Courtenay courthouse.

Each charge carries a maximum of five years imprisonment.

photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Just Posted

Four-hour ferry delay on Buckley Bay-Denman Island route

BC Ferries reported the cable ferry is experiencing issues with the head shieve.

Air quality statement in effect for Comox Valley

Smokey skies could mean a high risk on the air quality health index

Additional funds allocated to over-budget Cumberland fire hall design

Council approved the addition of $125,000 for pre-construction work

Local musicians inducted into Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

Seven local musicians have earned their spot among some of the Comox… Continue reading

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

RCMP to search for body after man drowns in B.C.’s Buntzen Lake

Officers and fire crews responded but the man from the Lower Mainland is believed to have drowned.

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

Canada’s police chiefs are urging Ottawa to beef up its fight against the opioid scourge by closely vetting people who import pill presses

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

Comox resident part of famed basketball team

Kay MacRitchie MacBeth played guard for Edmonton Grads

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

B.C. creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

Vehicle catches fire near Vancouver Island provincial park

Fire shut down Highway 4 in both directions

Most Read