LETHBRIDGE: After pleading guilty to charges of child luring and possession of child pornography back in November, 23-year old Kevin Billings was sentenced Thursday.
He was arrested just over a year ago on February 24th, after an investigation found he was trying to meet young girls over the internet, specifically talking to two girls online.
Billings will spend the next 18-months in custody, followed by three years of probation and 20-years on the Sex Offender Information Registry.
Under the terms of Billings probation he can not own or possess a computer or device that can access to the internet. He's also not allowed to have the internet connected to his home, or attend a anywhere for the purpose of using the internet with the exception of work.
Billings must also stay away from any women under the age of 18, unless supervised by an adult who knows about his conviction or if it's a family member.
In addition to that, Billings also needs to take counselling specifically geared towards sex offenders.
Both the Judge and his defence council referred to Billings as having "challenges" and "intellectual deficits". That was considered part of the reason why the Crown submitted the sentence as a joint proposal with the defence, instead of pushing for their initial request of a sentence between 18-months and two years.