Judge rules B.C. man can be extradited to U.S. on child porn charges

VANCOUVER - A B.C. Supreme Court judge says a man accused of convincing two Massachusetts girls to send him naked photos of themselves can be extradited to the United States.

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Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick says U.S. prosecutors allege the girls were eight and 10 when Justin Wong convinced them in December 2012 to send images of their genitals.

She says the images were allegedly sent through an application for smartphones and other devices, and Wong is also accused of sending them photographs taken of himself in Ontario.

Wong failed in his bid for a judicial stay of the extradition request, arguing in part that his charter rights were breached.

Fitzpatrick says a properly instructed jury could convict Wong of the similar Canadian offence of accessing child pornography.

She ordered him held in custody until his surrender to American officials.



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