A man with ties to the Three Hills and Oyen areas has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for child pornography and sexual assault.
Stuart Peter Hunt, age 55, who now calls Red Deer home, admitted to years of hands-on sexual contact with four young boys. The charges included making, accessing and distributing child pornography, as well as sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault.
Hunt was arrested in January 2017 at his home. The court heard he possessed a child porn collection featuring thousands of images and videos of boys as young as toddlers.
While the sentence is officially 16 1/2 years, Hunt was given credit for pre-trial custody and his sentence is actually a little over 11 years.