JOEL DANIEL STUBSON

Self-confessed pedophile, former daycare worker sentenced

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The St. Germain Day Care in Winnipeg is shown Friday January 27, 2012. A former employee was sentenced for possession of child pornography.BRIAN DONOGH/WINNIPEG SUN/QMI AGENCY

A self-confessed pedophile and child-porn collector worked with kids at a Winnipeg daycare for years before being snared in an undercover online sting initiated by police in Ontario.

Joel Daniel Stubson

Friday, Judge John Guy sentenced Joel Daniel Stubson, 29, to serve two years less a day in jail after Stubson admitted to possessing child pornography for the purpose of distribution.

The former worker at the St. Germain Day Care in St. Vital was caught with what was described in court as a “mind-boggling” and meticulously-organized collection of 70,000 child abuse images depicting mainly young boys on his home computer.

Graphic videos and many more thousands of so-called “child erotica” images were also seized.

Alarmingly, police also found pictures he had taken of kids at the daycare, but they were not illegal or nude images, Crown attorney Terry McComb told court.

Stubson was arrested in January 2011 after Toronto police tipped off Winnipeg cops that Stubson was sharing images online.

At the time he was caught, Stubson worked with kids aged 6-10 at the daycare, sometimes babysitting them on his off-hours, court heard.

‘Opportunistic voyeurism’

What his bosses and the parents didn’t know, however, is Stubson had developed infatuations with some of the kids at the daycare, according to internet chat transcripts uncovered by police.

McComb read exerpts aloud in court.

“He’s speaking to someone on the ‘Net, being at work and being in a tickle fight with an eight-year-old and how he had a crush on that one for some time,” McComb said.

“(He) describes it as, ‘So, hell yeah. Awesome. Shaggy … hair, big … eyes and rather round buttock (sic),” said the prosecutor.

“Do the peeps at work say anything?,” Stubson is quoted as being asked.

“And he says, ‘no, for a change,'” said McComb.

“There weren’t any kids around at the time, so I guess that’s a factor … sucks that it ends at being a massive cock-tease, though,” she quoted Stubson as saying.

Stubson was extremely forthcoming with police upon his arrest, but denied acting inappropriately with any of the daycare kids.

“He says he’s not doing anything inappropriate … and no matter how he feels about the children, in terms of his sexual attraction … because they don’t know that — there’s no impact or harm,” said McComb.

“He says at most, he used his position as opportunistic voyeurism.”

‘Relieved’ to get caught

Stubson told investigators he discovered being “a pedophile” at a young age and began viewing child porn in his early teens.

Since getting caught, he’s been attending weekly counselling sessions and has shown “some insight” into his offence.

Defence lawyer Ryan Amy asked Guy to impose a sentence of one year, citing Stubson’s remorse, co-operation and desire to plead guilty at a very early stage.

“Mr. Stubson was relieved to have gotten caught,” Amy said. “There is shame on the part of Mr. Stubson.”

Guy refused, citing among his reasons that Stubson didn’t stop until the law came to pound on his door.

“Cessation of this activity was as a result of being caught,” he said. “He didn’t stop on his own, he was caught.”

Stubson will serve three years of supervised probation with stringent conditions when he’s freed — including allowing police to conduct warrantless searches of his electronics.

His name will also be placed on a federal registry for sex offenders for the next 20 years.

james.turner@sunmedia.ca

JOEL DANIEL STUBSON

*** Joel Daniel Stubson is a Danger to Children *** He refers to Children from the ages of 6 years old to 10 years old as being a cock tease. He was a Daycare Worker.
January 27, 2012 ** http://www.torontosun.com/…/self-confessed-pedophile-former… **
A self-confessed pedophile and child-porn collector worked with kids at a Winnipeg daycare for years before being snared in an undercover online sting initiated by police in Ontario. Friday, Judge John Guy sentenced Joel Daniel Stubson, 29, to serve two years less a day in jail after Stubson admitted to possessing child pornography for the purpose of distribution. The former worker at the St. Germain Day Care in St. Vital was caught with what was described in court as a “mind-boggling” and meticulously-organized collection of 70,000 child abuse images depicting mainly young boys on his home computer. Graphic videos and many more thousands of so-called “child erotica” images were also seized. Alarmingly, police also found pictures he had taken of kids at the daycare, but they were not illegal or nude images, Crown attorney Terry McComb told court. Stubson was arrested in January 2011 after Toronto police tipped off Winnipeg cops that Stubson was sharing images online. At the time he was caught, Stubson worked with kids aged 6-10 at the daycare, sometimes babysitting them on his off-hours, court heard. ‘Opportunistic voyeurism’. What his bosses and the parents didn’t know, however, is Stubson had developed infatuations with some of the kids at the daycare, according to internet chat transcripts uncovered by police. McComb read exerpts aloud in court. “He’s speaking to someone on the ‘Net, being at work and being in a tickle fight with an eight-year-old and how he had a crush on that one for some time,” McComb said. “(He) describes it as, ‘So, hell yeah. Awesome. Shaggy … hair, big … eyes and rather round buttock (sic),” said the prosecutor. “Do the peeps at work say anything?,” Stubson is quoted as being asked. “And he says, ‘no, for a change,’” said McComb. “There weren’t any kids around at the time, so I guess that’s a factor … sucks that it ends at being a massive cock-tease, though,” she quoted Stubson as saying. Stubson was extremely forthcoming with police upon his arrest, but denied acting inappropriately with any of the daycare kids. “He says he’s not doing anything inappropriate … and no matter how he feels about the children, in terms of his sexual attraction … because they don’t know that — there’s no impact or harm,” said McComb. “He says at most, he used his position as opportunistic voyeurism.” ‘Relieved’ to get caught Stubson told investigators he discovered being “a pedophile” at a young age and began viewing child porn in his early teens. Since getting caught, he’s been attending weekly counselling sessions and has shown “some insight” into his offence. Defence lawyer Ryan Amy asked Guy to impose a sentence of one year, citing Stubson’s remorse, co-operation and desire to plead guilty at a very early stage. “Mr. Stubson was relieved to have gotten caught,” Amy said. “There is shame on the part of Mr. Stubson.” Guy refused, citing among his reasons that Stubson didn’t stop until the law came to pound on his door. “Cessation of this activity was as a result of being caught,” he said. “He didn’t stop on his own, he was caught.” Stubson will serve three years of supervised probation with stringent conditions when he’s freed — including allowing police to conduct warrantless searches of his electronics. His name will also be placed on a federal registry for sex offenders for the next 20 years.