Child-porn charges stem from decade of allegations

A man with ties to the North Thompson is behind bars, facing a raft of charges

By Tim Petruk

Kamloops This Week

A man with ties to the North Thompson is behind bars, facing a raft of charges dating back more than a decade alleging he made and distributed child pornography.

Brett Rodney Wise is in custody at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre, facing two counts each of sexual touching of a person under 14, sexual touching of a person under 16 and making child pornography, as well as three counts of distributing child pornography.

Court documents allege Wise, 55, sexually assaulted two girls in the Clearwater and Barriere areas between September 2003 and February 2014.

He is also alleged to have made child pornography in two locations — New Westminster and Barriere.

The charges of distributing child pornography stem from an alleged incident on April 30, 2013, in Port Coquitlam and three alleged incidents in Prince George, ranging in time between Sept. 10, 2013, and Jan. 11 of this year.

Wise was jailed for two-and-a-half years in 1996 after a Chilliwack judge found him guilty of invitation to sexual touching of a person under 14.

When he was released from jail, Wise was placed on a peace bond. Court records list the reason as “fear of sexual offence.”

Wise was not present in Kamloops provincial court on Monday, Aug. 18, as his matter was put over to an appearance on Sept. 8 to give him time to speak with a lawyer.