Blackfalds man accused in child porn case jailed four years

By Leanne Murray (Twitter: @DriveNewsLeanne)
March 8, 2017 - 5:55am

It's four years in prison for a former Blackfalds man charged after police say he travelled to Pennsylvania to have sex with a 16-year-old girl he met online.
 
ALERT began investigating in March of 2015 after they received a report from Cybertip.ca, a website to report online sexual exploitation of children.
 
Brian Haberman, now 42, was arrested the following October and charged with several child porn-related offences.
 
After seizing computers and other electronic devices from Haberman's home, members of ALERT's Internet Child Exploitation unit say they found sexually explicit photos of the teen girl, who they believe was 15 when the online relationship began.
 
After Haberman was released on the initial charges, a second victim from Oregon came forward, resulting in more charges being laid.
 
In Red Deer court this week, Haberman pleaded guilty to two counts of luring, making and possessing child pornography, and breaching a court order.
 
Upon serving his four-year jail term, Haberman must not have contact with anyone under 16 and must stay away from places children frequent. He was also banned from social networking sites for 15 years, must provide a sample of his DNA to be kept on file, and will be on the sex offender registry for life.
 

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