A 25-year-old Macomb Township man who attempted to bring child porn into Canada in March has been sentenced to a year in jail.
The Sarnia Observer reports that Derek Thomas Milbocker, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday in Sarnia, Ontario to attempting to smuggle child pornography in Canada, possession of child pornography, and unlawfully importing child pornography at the Blue Water Bridge border crossing.
On March 4, Milbocker left Michigan for Toronto to visit a woman he'd met on the Internet, or so he told a Canada Border Services Agency officer. In searching his car, border officers found eight images of child pornography on a laptop computer and a pair of handcuffs, according to the Observer.
Milbocker told the court that at the time of his arrest he had considered the images "funny, or stupid," according to the Observer. But after spending more than 200 days in jail awaiting his trial, he realized, "My actions were unspeakable," he is quoted as saying.
Milbocker was sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation, which includes 221 days served. Milbocker will be deported upon completion of his jail time and will not be allowed to return to Canada.
He will be listed on the Canadian sex offender registry for life and required to provide a DNA sample to police, according to the Observer.
He may face similar charges in Michigan, as his home computer was confiscated following his arrest in Canada, the Observer reports.