Sierra Madre Man Pleads Guilty in Canada to Possession of Child Pornography

Sierra Madre resident Bob Matheson, 66, pleaded guilty in October to possessing and smuggling child pornography, according to the Chronicle Herald in Nova Scotia.  Matheson, who owns property in Pictou, Nova Scotia, was subjected to a secondary search by border officers at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Oct. 17.  According  to the Herald News, a search of the laptop turned up photographs and video clips of teenage boys either standing naked or engaged in sex acts with other boys.

According to the Herald, Matheson is retired from the U.S. military, is single and has no previous criminal record. He’s likely to be deported after he gets out of jail, provincial Crown attorney Craig Botterill said.

Matheson pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two concurrent 120-day sentences.

Comments (3)

 

  1. Paul Fawcett says:

    If the Sierra Madre police were performing their jobs with appropriate due diligence, they would execute a search warrant for Mr. Matheson’s Sierra Madre residence and computers. They now have ample probable cause to assume that such material will be found.

  2. Bill Coburn says:

    I checked into that, and Bob used to be a resident/volunteer member, but his membership was not renewed.

  3. Odd Thing, That says:

    There is a lot more to this story than you’ve covered here, Bill. Isn’t Bob a Chamber of Commerce member?