Crown appeals sentence handed to man who coerced girl into sending nude photo

Thirty-six-year-old Justin Harvey McGowan met a 13-year-old girl last September through the online app Whisper

A new court date has been set for a man who pleaded guilty to using telecommunications to arrange a sexual offence against a child.

Court heard 36-year-old Justin Harvey McGowan met a 13-year-old girl last September through the online app Whisper, which allows users to post anonymously, and sent the young teen cash, pizza and clothing in exchange for a nude photo.

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He was sentenced in March for the conviction.

The Crown is appealing the mandatory minimum six months sentence McGowan was handed in March.

Crown prosecutor Frank Caputo originally sought a jail term of 12 to 18 months.

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