Queen Mary 2 Crew Member Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

Posted Sep 17th 2010 10:38 AMUpdated Sep 17th 2010 10:58 AM

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A 40-year-old stage hand on the luxury Cunard ship Queen Mary 2 has been sentenced to 120 days in jail on child pornography charges. Canadian law enforcement officials say they found sexually explicit movies featuring children on the man's laptop computer.

Edward Mangubat, of the Philippines, was arrested by Canada Border Services Agency officers when the ship docked in Halifax. The married father of three, whose wife is pregnant with the couple's fourth child, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of illegal goods.

Prosecutor Mark Donohue told the court another crew member had found the porn when he borrowed a USB thumb drive from Mangubat.

This was the third such arrest involving a cruise ship crew member in Halifax this year.

Nyoman Putra, 26, of Indonesia, who worked as an assistant room steward on the Carnival Glory, pleaded guilty this week to smuggling child porn into Canada. He had been arrested in late August when the ship called at Halifax on a 5-day cruise from New York. Putra was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

A Filipino man who worked as an assistant waiter on the Italian cruise ship Costa Atlantica was also arrested at the Port of Halifax in May, and later sentenced to four months in jail for possession and importation of child pornography.

Prosecutor Donohue says the border agency is committed to keeping visitors from bringing child pornography into the country.



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Neuticles

notice how they always arrest the
person with just the photo's? Why
dont they go after the people making
the photo's?

No photo's no pictures.

As for the four months in jail- he should
have gotten a warning. i cant believe how
having a simple photo can be a a crime and
how some people on the board feel life in prison
would be appropriate. its a picture people.

America is turning Taliban more and more.

September 17 2010 at 7:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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albino_monkey

First of all, the incident takes place OUTSIDE of America!! Second, he had explicit movies of young children on his computer. It was not a "simple photo" as you call it. Child porn is child porn and anyone caught with it should be arrested and jailed.

September 17 2010 at 7:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Gray

What a POS! Were these pics of children onboard the ship? My wife and I are taking our 12 year old grandchild on a short five day cruse this spring. If I were to find that some freak was taking pictures of her I'd kill him no question asked.

September 17 2010 at 6:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

The Laws are what help scum like this...First time should be a few years in jail and his picture posted inside every News paper and flyers all over him home town.. Make the Law tuffers and the scum may go back to what ever hole they came from...

September 17 2010 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bcrnbs

everone is complaining about these man and give they should be hanged highed.

but when clinton was president and pardone is friend who was serving
a 16 years sentence for child rape, no one had anything to day..

thats right clintons old pal and child rapeist is back on the street,
no sex offender record. pardoned by the worst pervert to ever
set in the oval office.

but it was clinton right..... it was o.k.
after all, bill could do no wrong... right...

September 17 2010 at 5:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jim

Clinton's so called friend did have big issues, but if you know antthing about the case you would not compare it to scum like this.. Read up on what the person realy did and with who

September 17 2010 at 5:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JEB BUCKINGHAM

He should have been keel-hauled!

September 17 2010 at 4:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Peggy B

How Disgusting!!! hope he gets his kids taken away or his wife divorces him and gets full custody. 120 days????? no wonder our children are in such danger all the time. if they're looking at it, believe me they are doin it every chance they can.

September 17 2010 at 4:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Elaine

It makes me sadded to hear that men need to have porn on their laptops and other computers, especially this guy who has children and is expection another...must be busy when he is home.

But another thought...If I had porn on my computer which I DO NOT why is my personal computer public domain? Why can the "porn" control come into my home and take my computer and then say I am bad for having it.

The only thing I do on my computer is email friends, and mostly play POGO Games...have no need nor do I care to see child porn or what ever..

But I still don't understand someones need to look at this stuff on line but again it is a PC..you know personal computer.

Maybe the folks who provide this "porn" are the ones who should be sent to jail.

September 17 2010 at 7:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Liz

This is partly the reason I don't understand how there are parents who allow there children to roam freely on the ship. How do we know these men are not predators? How can you know your child is safe? It makes no sense, I bet these company's don't even check these guys backgrounds thoroughly

September 17 2010 at 4:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sammy

120 days is nothing, agreed. At the very least for a first offense, they should spend a few years in jail and probably another year in counselling, and then they should undergo psychological evaluation for return to the community, register as a sex offender, and then be on probation and have to check in with a psychologist for another year or so after that. Then if they ever repeat the offense, it should be life in jail.

But 120 days? Psh. All that will teach this sicko is to be more careful who he lends his computer equipment to.

September 17 2010 at 4:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sammy

Ewwww. He has three kids of his own, and a fourth on the way. How could he promote exploitation of children like that?

September 17 2010 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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bpante

He would probably sell his children to an Australian.

September 17 2010 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dale Kendall

I think their sentences were much too light. It should have been life.

September 17 2010 at 4:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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