Ont. dolphin trainer pleads guilty in child porn case

Jahir Salas Vargas pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on Tuesday. (Facebook photo)

Jahir Salas Vargas pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on Tuesday. (Facebook photo)

Heather Rivers, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:22 PM ET

WOODSTOCK -- A Mexican dolphin trainer, who had been in Canada on a one-year work visa, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing and making available computer graphic movies of child pornography.

Oxford OPP arrested Jahir Salas Vargas on Oct. 9, 2013, after police executed a warrant at an Ingersoll home where he was temporarily staying.

On Tuesday, assistant Crown attorney Trisha McCarthy told the court an investigation over several months begun by Waterloo Regional Police included officers obtaining child pornography images through Ares peer-to-peer files from a person with the computer user name of Shark17.

"Mr. Salas Vargas admitted he was in possession of child pornography, and it would be found on his laptop computer," McCarthy said.

Police found 1,091 unique images and 83 unique movies featuring child pornography on a thumb drive and computers registered to the accused.


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