Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pastor jailed for making explicit video

A Surrey, B.C., pastor was convicted and sentenced to jail after an explicit video was posted online encouraging the rape of a young teenage girl.

Larry Robert Collins was convicted for possession of child pornography. He was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 months in jail, to be followed by three years of probation.

The 45-year-old, who served as a pastor with the Church of Nazarene in Guildford until last year, used pictures from the teen's Facebook profile to create a video willing people to sexually assault her, the BC Integrated Child Exploitation Unit said.

"It's just so wrong on so many levels," Const. Rosiane Racine told CTV British Columbia.

"The video included sexually explicit scenes. As the video plays there is writing -- words of encouragement to rape a child."

Racine would not provide specifics about what was contained in the text, only saying "it's very harsh."

She added Collins knows the victim, who lives out of province, but the pair did not have daily contact. It is not known if the victim was ever a member of his congregation.

The exploitation unit said Collins also created online accounts impersonating the victim and encouraged people to visit a web link to see the video. In these interactions, Collins posted the name and home town of the victim, putting her in harm's way, Racine said.

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