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Civil servant sentenced after turning to child porn, pot to deaden emotions

An Ottawa civil servant who says he used marijuana and child pornography to build “a morbid detachment” from reality has been sentenced to two years in jail.Mahlon Inksetter, 51, an information technology specialist at the Canada Revenue Agency, had more than 133,000 images and 3,000 videos on his computer that qualified as child pornography.

Somali national Ali Omar Adern, left, is seen in an undated photo from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RCMP have arrested Adern for his alleged role in a 2008 hostage-taking in Somalia of two freelance journalists, Canadian Amanda Lindhout, right, and Australian Nigel Brennan, police announced on Friday. (REUTERS/RCMP/Handout and Postmedia Network Files)

Video shows how RCMP's 'Mr. Big' operation ensnared alleged kidnapper

At the end of a two hour meeting in an Ottawa hotel, after completing what he thought was a rich book deal that would lift his family from the poverty and strife of his native Somalia, Ali Omar Ader was thankful for his remarkable good fortune.The $234,000 deal that he had just inked included a $10,000 signing bonus, the promise of future books,

Ali Omar Ader (handout photo)

Alleged kidnapper wanted to write a book with Lindhout: RCMP officer

The man accused of kidnapping Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout told an RCMP undercover officer that he wanted to write a book on Somalia’s history with his former hostage.The undercover officer, who cannot be named by court order, testified Monday in a pretrial motion in the case of Ali Omar Ader.

Border traffic is seen here at the Peace Bridge. (HARRY ROSETTANI/Postmedia Network files)

Refugees to Canada hit by U.S. travel ban

An Ottawa immigration lawyer says that U.S. President Donald Trump's travel bans will make it harder for refugees in Canada to reunite their families.

William Barry McGrory leaves the Ottawa court house,NOvember 25, 2016.

Former Ottawa priest charged in historical sexual assault case

A former Ottawa priest has been charged in connection with what police allege is a historical sexual assault. William Barry McGrory, 82, of Toronto is charged with two counts of indecent assault on a male and two counts of gross indecency, as per Criminal Code charges existing at the time of the offences.