Abbotsford man sentenced to house arrest for possessing child porn

Jeremy Willms receives four-month conditional sentence

An Abbotsford man has been sentenced to a four-month conditional sentence (house arrest) after previously pleading guilty to a charge of possessing child pornography.

Jeremy Willms, 44, also received two years of probation during sentencing Dec. 12 in Abbotsford provincial court.

A second charge of making child porn available was stayed.

Willms was charged in December 2017 after Abbotsford Police major crime detectives received information in April of that year that an internet subscriber had uploaded child sexual abuse material online.

A search warrant was executed at Willms’ home, where various computer devices and cellphones were seized.

Subsequent search warrants were acquired, and evidence of child exploitation materials was located, police said at the time.

A conditional sentence means that an offender does not serve any jail time, but must abide by certain conditions. These usually include remaining in their home during certain hours unless they are working, attending school or church, or going to a medical appointment.

RELATED: Abbotsford man charged with two child porn offences

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Search continues for person seen floating in Coquihalla River in Hope

Rescuers halted the search Thursday night as darkness fell

Rescuers halt Coquihalla River search due to darkness, after reports of person in river

No information to indicate a child is involved, RCMP state, after this information surfaced on social media

Mission company wins third award for Kermode Cabin

Lacey Construction nets Georgie Award for project at Sandpiper Resort in Harrison Mills

Two Chilliwack women make weekly Crime Stoppers most wanted list

Ashley Felix and Raina McDonald wanted on unrelated issues

Kilby Park in Harrison Mills under water

Area is often subject to flooding, Historic Site will remain open through the summer

‘Mind boggling’: B.C. man $1 million richer after winning Lotto 6/49 a second time

David O’Brien hopes to use his winnings to travel and of course keep playing the lottery

White-throated sparrows have changed their tune, B.C. study unveils

Study marks an unprecedented development scientists say has caused them to sit up and take note

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Lower Mainland teacher facing child pornography charges

Elazar Reshef, 52, has worked in the Delta School District

Missing Fraser Valley woman has not been in contact with family for several months

The RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating 35-year-old Chantelle Chenier of Chilliwack

Man who rammed gate near Trudeau residence with truck faces multiple charges

The man, who police have not yet officially identified, will be charged with multiple offences

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

Kelowna RCMP commander calls for more nurses during wellness checks after complaint

Southeast District Commander wants to increase Police and Crisis Team program

Most Read