A North Okanagan man will serve four months house arrest, but no jail time, for possession of child pornography.
Homme Vandermeer was sentenced in Vernon court Thursday (March 25), receiving a 10-month conditional sentence, the first four months of which he’ll spend under house arrest, according to Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel with the BC Prosecution Service.
Vandermeer, 78, was arrested in 2017 and charged with one count of possessing child pornography on his home computer in Armstrong.
Vandermeer pleaded guilty to one count of child pornography possession in January 2019, shortly before he was set to stand trial.
His term will be followed by two years of probation.
Vandermeer was also added to the National Sex Offender registry for 10 years.