Olympic archer John David Burnes face...

Olympic archer John David Burnes faces child porn charges

There are 4 comments on the www.cp24.com story from Feb 12, 2009, titled Olympic archer John David Burnes faces child porn charges. In it, www.cp24.com reports that:

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TORONTO — A 20-year-old member of the 2008 Canadian Olympic archery team has been charged with child pornography offences, his coach said Thursday.

John David Burnes was arrested in Kingston, Ont., as part of an Ontario-wide child pornography sweep last week that resulted in 93 charges against 31 people. He has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of making available child pornography.

Burnes, born in Toronto and now a student at Queen's University in Kingston, competed in Beijing this summer and placed 63rd in his event.

His coach, Joan McDonald, confirmed to The Canadian Press that Burnes the archer is the young man facing child pornography charges. A court official in Kingston said Burnes's next scheduled court appearance is May 5.

Burnes attends Queen's University and the COC biography says he plans to pursue a career in medicine. McDonald said she believes he wants to transfer from a general arts program into kinesiology.

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whatever

Toronto, Canada

#1 Feb 13, 2009
He isnt guilty until it is proved in the Canadian court of law... do not pass judgement
bee hose

Ottawa, Canada

#2 Mar 25, 2009
An acquittal may not even help - the OPP were pretty vigilant about this investigation and didn't lay charges lightly.
Suspects were well investigated before getting collared... they'll all need good lawyers.
No matter, the allegation is the bulk of the punishment - I'm sure these 31 people will be paying for this the rest of their lives even if they're acquitted.
bee hose

Ottawa, Canada

#3 May 6, 2009
so JD had his day in court May 5, but nothing is printed on the results ... perhaps he was acquitted ? Of course THAT wouldn't make the news would it ?!!...
News reporters & media make me want to puke.
intheknow

Canada

#4 May 14, 2009
bee hose wrote:
so JD had his day in court May 5, but nothing is printed on the results ... perhaps he was acquitted ? Of course THAT wouldn't make the news would it ?!!...
News reporters & media make me want to puke.
He did not have his day in court on May 5th. It did not happen yet, hence no news.

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