Second child porn sentence

The second Port Moody man involved in a child pornography case will also spend three months in jail.

Matthew Richard Sadlowski pleaded guilty to making or publishing child porn in connection with a September 2009 incident. Port Moody Police had been called to a Clarke Road home for a noise complaint when the investigating officer was approached by a girl at the party who said a 25-year-old man was having sex with underage girls and filming them.

Sadlowski was arrested and, after an extensive investigation, the owner of the home, Michael Brian West, was also arrested.

Sadlowski was sentenced last Friday to 90 days in jail and nine months of probation. He will also be placed on the national sex offender registry for 10 years. West received a similar sentence.

In other court news:


The man who terrorized a group of teenagers having a slumber party in Port Moody two years ago was sentenced to just over three months behind bars.

The teens were celebrating a friend's birthday in February 2010 with a sleepover at the Highland Way Recreation Centre, located behind a townhouse complex. At about 3 a.m. the man — who was dressed like a ninja — came through the door and started assaulting people with a hammer.

A couple of the teens were able to subdue the man until police arrived. Only minor injuries were reported.

Benjamin Arreaga-Escobar pleaded guilty to break and enter, assault with a weapon and disguise with intent. He was sentenced last summer to 104 days in jail and three years of probation, as well as a $100 fine for each charge. Arreaga-Escobar was also charged twice for breaching his undertaking and received 12 months probation for each charge.


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