Ben Levin sentencing: Day 3

The defense asked for a two year prison term and one year’s probation. Levin’s lawyer Clayton Ruby argued that this would take into consideration Levin’s early guilty plea and his acknowledgement of the seriousness of his offences.

However, Ruby added that Levin was only entertaining fantasies online and no child was ever harmed.

The judge reminded the court that when Levin was counseling a mother to molest her own child, he should have known that could lead to a real-life crime.

Prison would not be a safe place for Levin, Ruby continued. As well, he pointed out that the number of pornographic files found on his client’s computer was relatively small compared to other similar cases.