Monday, January 02, 2006

Vitaly Levshin - Guilty plea in sex assault, child porn case

December 8, 2005 - Toronto Star

A 46-year-old Toronto man has pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a minor as well as possessing and making child pornography and has been sentenced to time served in pre-trial custody.

Vitaly Levshin, who was first jailed November 2004, was also sentenced before being freed in Superior Court on Monday to three years' probation, which includes terms forbidding him from being near playgrounds, parks and other sites where children under 18 congregate. Six other charges were withdrawn.

In October of 2004, Interpol - Jerusalem notified the Toronto Police Service Fugitive Squad that they held a warrant for the arrest of a man now believed to be living in Toronto. The man, identified as Vitaly Levshin, a 46-year-old Israeli Citizen of Ukrainian descent, was wanted in Israel for numerous serious sexual assaults on children, as well as making and distributing child pornography on the Internet dating back to 2000.

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