Hafford man sentenced to four years for child porn offences

A Hafford man was sentenced in Saskatoon Provincial Court to four years in prison for child pornography offences.

The court heard that police found 67,000 files on 55-year-old Kelly Beleznay’s devices with some of the victims being as young as three months old.

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He was arrested in June 2020 after the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit had received seven complaints about child porn being accessed online.

This is the second time that Beleznay was given prison time for child porn related offences. In 2014 he was sentenced to three years. Court documents show that he had approximately 60,000 files and images including photos and videos of victims ranging in age from infants to early teens.

“All manner of degrading abuse is depicted in those images,” court records reveal.

Court documents say Beleznay had “zero” insight into the nature and magnitude of harm caused to children or empathy for them as victims.

Judge Morris Baniak accepted the joint submission on April 13 by Crown prosecutor Linh Lê and defence Shane Kozakavich.

After Beleznay is released, he is banned from accessing social media and communicating with children online, and from going to playgrounds, parks, pools or anywhere there are children for 15 years. He has to provide his DNA and he will be on the sex offender registry for life.

 

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