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Possess Child Pornography — Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Client:  J.C., Accused
Complainant:  Toronto Police Service
Charges:  possessing and accessing child pornography


The King v. J.C.
Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto
Judge Merenda
(stayed: 11 April 2023)

Crown:   B. Willitts, Office of the Crown Attorney, Toronto
Defence:  Craig Penney, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Toronto

¶ 1   CLERK REGISTRAR: And Your Honour, we have counsel in the body of the court for the matter of J.C. That was a bring forward.

¶ 2  THE COURT: Mr. Penney, I don't see you for years, and then I see you twice ...

¶ 3  MR. PENNEY: The last day, right, the two of us together. This is Mr. J.C. Good morning, Your Honour.

¶ 4  THE COURT: All right.

¶ 5  MR. PENNEY: Mr. J.C., could you come forward? This is a bring forward. I don't know if you have the Information.

¶ 6  CLERK REGISTRAR: [Indiscernible].

¶ 7  MR. PENNEY: Okay.

¶ 8  THE COURT: Yes.

¶ 9  MR. PENNEY: If you could just stand there before His Honour.

¶ 10  THE COURT: Wow, a paper Information. All right, yes.

¶ 11  MS. WILLITTS: So Your Honour, I have instructions to request a stay here and vacate the 11(b) hearing and trial dates.

¶ 12  THE COURT: So you want me to mark it stayed?

¶ 13  MS. WILLITTS: Yes, Your Honour.

¶ 14  THE COURT: There's how many counts, two counts?

¶ 15  MS. WILLITTS: There should be I believe three counts.

¶ 16  THE COURT: All right, hold on, might be on the back of it. That's right. So you want me to mark it stayed?

¶ 17  MS. WILLITTS: Yes.

¶ 18  THE COURT: Stayed?

¶ 19  MS. WILLITTS: Yes.

¶ 20  THE COURT: Anything else?

¶ 21  MS. WILLITTS: No, I have no comments to be made on the record, thank you.

¶ 22  THE COURT: All right. So you're a magician, Mr. Penney. Marked stayed.

¶ 23  MR. PENNEY: Thank you so much, Your Honour.

¶ 24  MS. WILLITTS: And just to confirm, there was an 11(b) hearing for April 3rd and five trial dates starting the 30th. If those all can be vacated on the record. Thank you very much.

¶ 25  MR. PENNEY: Thank you so much, Your Honour.

¶ 26  THE COURT: All right, take care of yourself, Mr. Penney.

¶ 27  MR. PENNEY: Oh, sorry, the name is Penney, P-E-N— N-E-Y, initial C for the record. Sorry, Your Honour.

¶ 28  THE COURT: No, I know who you are. You're too old for anyone else to know who you are except me.

¶ 29  MR. PENNEY: Good to see you.

¶ 30  THE COURT: All right, take care.