On December 9, 2011, 45-year-old Darin Hayward of Havelock, N.B. appeared in Sussex Provincial Court and was sentenced to 45 days in jail for possessing and making available child pornography. He had previously pleaded guilty to the charges.
He will serve the sentence intermittently followed by a one year probation. Hayward was also ordered to submit a sample to the DNA data bank and his name will be added to the National Sex Offender Registry for 10 years.
Darin Hayward 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.