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Crown Seeks 17 Years, Defense Argues for 7 at Philip Chicoine Child Pornography Hearing

Warning: Graphic content The Crown is seeking the longest prison sentence in Saskatchewan history for child pornography charges to be handed to Philip Michael Chicoine. Crown prosecutor Lana Morelli argued at the conclusion of Chicoine’s sentencing hearing Thursday the Saskatoon man should be given a 17-year sentence with no chance of parole for seven and a [...]

2020-12-17T13:14:10-08:00July 5th, 2017|Sexual Abuse|

Message to Child Pornography Survivors: Survey Seeks Your Input to Enhance Support Services for Survivors

We at the Savage Law Firm are proud to support the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre), an advocacy and charitable organization dedicated to helping child pornography survivors. While a great deal is being accomplished around the world to support those who have been victimized by child pornography, the working advocacy group at [...]

Former Professor Convicted of Possessing Child Porn, Ordered to pay $78,900 in Restitution to Victims

Restitution awarded to the survivors of child pornography, following the conviction of a former college professor A former college professor who was recently convicted of possessing child pornography will now have to pay $78,900 in restitution to some of the victims – those who were featured in the images and videos that [...]

International Advocacy Group Launches New Initiative, Survey to Help Victims of Child Sex Abuse

An international working group co-chaired by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has just rolled out a new initiative to investigate the effects of child sex abuse and enhance recovery services for victims. As part of this initiative, the group has developed a survey for child sex abuse survivors in order to better “understand [...]

‘Porn Dogs’ Find Electronic Devices Used to Hide Child Pornography

Dogs have long been used by law enforcement officials to sniff out contraband like bombs and drugs. A few working canines, however, have recently expanded this list to include the micro SD cards and thumb drives used by child pornographers to hide evidence. In fact, one of these so-called ‘porn dogs,’ a black Labrador [...]

CPSC Focuses on Protecting Kids from Dangerous Toys this Holiday Season

As consumers across the nation do their holiday shopping, federal regulators at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are working to prevent dangerous and illegal toys from getting onto retailers’ shelves – and ending up under Americans’ Christmas trees. In fact, this is the third consecutive year that CPSC officials have joined forces with [...]

5 Shocking Statistics about Medication Errors in the U.S.

Medication errors can happen when drugs are being prescribed by physicians, when prescriptions are being filled, and/or when patients are given directions on how to take a drug. Just as medication errors can arise at various points in treatment/care process, they can also have various impacts on patients, resulting in serious harm in the [...]

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