A Surrey man who sexually molested 10 young boys in his Whalley apartment and in a hotel room in Ecuador has been sentenced to nine years in a federal penitentiary and is barred for life from parks and other public places where children are likely to be.
"Karma's going to have your ass," an enraged woman yelled from the courtroom gallery as a sheriff handcuffed James Cardno, 48, and led him away on Tuesday afternoon. Others clapped.
The elevator repairman, who lived in Whalley and grew up in North Delta, pleaded guilty to 15 of 31 charges related to molesting the boys and making child pornography. Crown prosecutor Winston Sayson argued for a sentence of eight to nine years while defence lawyer Patrick Beirne argued for a prison term of five to seven years.
"Mr. Cardno took our children away from us," one of the victim's mothers told the Now. "He took their innocent lives.
How dare he! Where did he get the right? The nine years is a long time for him to be confined. I was hopeful for more time from the way the judge was speaking. If Mr. Cardno received the lesser of six years I would have been shocked. Those nine years will never bring our children back to us."
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