Magic Man gets 5 years for child sex abuse imagery, Manitoba

Daniel Kamenicky, 42, a popular children’s magician and former educational assistant whose arrest on child pornography charges sent shock waves through the Winnipeg school community has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Kamenicky was arrested in August 2016 after dozens of photos and videos he had taken of young children were inadvertently uploaded to the photo sharing site Flickr.

Kamenicky secretively recorded dozens of girls between the ages of 8 and 10 while working as an educational assistant and while performing magic shows under the name Dan the Magic Man.

Court heard Kamenicky would distract the girls and then take cellphone pictures or videos from underneath their dresses.

Judge Sid Lerner said, “The only real inference is that he for some time has been obsessed with viewing children in deviant contexts … and of late, depraved contexts.”

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