Caza banned forever from parks, playgrounds
A notorious Kamloops pedophile has been handed a lengthy sentence in B.C. Supreme Court.
However, because of when he was arrested, the sentence will be shortened significantly.
David Caza was sentenced to seven years in jail and declared a long-term offender during a hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 15, after being convicted of possessing child pornography, distributing child pornography and breaching a court order.
The 48-year-old was arrested in 2010 after a raid on his Columbia Street apartment after police were tipped off by American authorities.
Investigators found 3,500 videos and 50,000 pictures on Caza's computer, most of them verified to be depictions of children involved in sexual acts.
Because the arrest occurred shortly before Canada did away with its two-for-one pre-trial custody provision, Caza was granted double time for the more than two years he has spent in jail to this point.
The result is Caza has 22 months left to serve — to be followed by a 10-year long-term supervision order in the community.
In addition to jail time, Caza will have to register as a sex offender for life and will be forever banned from visiting parks, playgrounds, swimming pools and schools.