On November 14, 2011, 52-year-old Douglas Hugh Stewart appeared in Moncton Provincial Court and was sentenced to five years in jail for possessing, accessing and making available child pornography. He had previously pleaded guilty to the charges.
Mr. Stewart was sentenced to five years for distribution, four and a half years for accessing and four and a half years for possession. The sentences will be served concurrently, starting immediately.
Douglas Stewart was arrested on March 23, 2011, as part of Operation ‘J Treasures’, an ongoing peer to peer investigation into the illegal trade of child sexual abuse images in New Brunswick. The investigation began in November 2010 and is a partnership between the RCMP and municipal and regional law enforcement agencies across New Brunswick.
In addition to his jail time, Douglas Stewart will be added to the National Sex Offender Registry for life.