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B.C. Pedophile Convinces Judge To Cut Prison Sentence By 55 Days

10/16/2014 06:15 EDT | Updated 12/16/2014 05:59 EST
VANCOUVER - A convicted B.C. pedophile who sexually assaulted his partner's two-year-old daughter and recorded the crimes on video will serve 55 fewer days in prison.

The man who is identified in court documents only as K.D.C. pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced to 12 years in prison, which was reduced to 11 years because of time served.

But he appealed, arguing before the province's highest court that the sentencing judge didn't consider rehabilitation or mitigating factors like his own abuse and failed to give sufficient weight to the pre-sentencing time he served in custody.

B.C. Court of Appeal Justice David Tysoe has dismissed two of the man's three arguments, but allowed his appeal on the length of sentence.

Tysoe cut the prison term by 55 days because of a recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling on the credit a prisoner is given for time served in custody before sentencing.

A psychological report written about the man called him a pedophile who had no remorse, shame, regret or guilt, and who didn't believe it was harmful to have sex with children.