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Vernon man, guilty of internet sex crimes against Filipina girls, jailed for 6 years

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Wayne Douglas Brown targeted underage, vulnerable Filipina girls, contacting them via the Internet, exchanging sexually explicit messages and photos and in several cases involving the mothers of the victims

‘All victims were young, poor, vulnerable teenage girls, all under 18 years (old) located overseas in the Philippines,’ provincial court Judge Monica McParland said in her ruling on the case against Wayne Douglas Brown of Vernon.

‘All victims were young, poor, vulnerable teenage girls, all under 18 years (old) located overseas in the Philippines,’ provincial court Judge Monica McParland said in her ruling on the case against Wayne Douglas Brown of Vernon. Sebastian Duda – Fotolia

A Vernon man who was convicted of internet-related sex offences against five underage Filipina girls has been sentenced to six years in jail.

The offences of Wayne Douglas Brown were committed online in the Okanagan community through the use of his computer, tablet and smartphone.

“All victims were young, poor, vulnerable teenage girls, all under 18 years (old) located overseas in the Philippines,” provincial court Judge Monica McParland said in her ruling on the case.

“Sometimes he dealt with the child victims themselves and sometimes he communicated with their caregivers.”

Brown was found guilty of the internet luring of three girls, who can only be identified by their initials due to a publication ban.

In one case, in July 2016, he used the social media platform Facebook Messenger to make contact with AB, a 16-year-old girl in the Philippines, and engaged in sexually explicit conversations with her.

He got her to send him naked pictures of herself and told her that he wanted to have sex with her when he travelled to the Philippines.

Court heard that Brown travelled to the Philippines regularly and had a house and a wife there.

Brown also communicated with a 14-year-old girl, asking her to send him naked pictures of herself and to appear naked on camera for him, offering to provide her money to do so although no evidence was tendered that the victim actually complied.

He portrayed himself as being in a romantic relationship with the girl and told her he loved her.

The accused was convicted of one count of possession of child pornography including more than 400 pages of internet chat logs, Skype chat logs and Facebook messages between Brown and his victims.

Images on a flash drive were largely homemade selfies of teen Filipina girls showing their private parts.

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The chat logs were sexually explicit conversations in which Brown convinced the victims to send him naked pictures of themselves, offered to send them pictures of his penis, urged the victims to sexually touch themselves, their minor friends, their younger siblings or their mothers, noted the judge.

“In some cases Wayne Brown urged the guardians to sexually touch or interfere with their daughters, all of which was done for the promise of financial payment by Wayne Brown.

“Many of these victims expressed that they needed the money for food, school registration, school uniforms or medicine.”

Brown was also convicted in a specific case of engaging in sexually explicit conversation with KA, the mother of the young victim JA.

He offered to pay the mom if she would arrange for him to see her young daughter’s breasts.

“The mother tells Wayne Brown she needs money for food and offers to the offender that she will perform lewd acts instead, sacrificing her own dignity in place of her daughter’s,” said the judge.

“The mother offers that she will masturbate on camera for him instead of her daughter doing it. Wayne Brown refuses KA’s offer, insisting that he wants to see ‘young t.ts.’”

The mom eventually agreed to bring her daughter online in front of Brown to perform for him. Brown discussed the payment for the sex acts and the sum agreed to was about $37 CDN.

“I find that the facts of this offence are highly aggravated because Wayne Brown offends against young vulnerable victims in the Third World by preying upon the financial desperation of their mother,” said the judge.

The aggravating factors in the case included the ages and number of victims and that the conduct was planned and deliberate, with Brown displaying a “cavalier” attitude, said the judge.

Mitigating factors included that there was a lack of a related record and Brown had expressed remorse and was a “model” prisoner.

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