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Child psychiatrist Aaron Voon to face Edmonton porn charges in Australian court
By Slav Kornik
November 9, 2016

Psychiatrist Aaron-Szen-Voon ignores questions from reporter

Psychiatrist Aaron-Szen-Voon ignores questions from reporter

A child psychiatrist accused of making child pornography at West Edmonton Mall has agreed to plead guilty in Australia, where he faces similar charges.

“The accused will face both the charges stemming from Alberta and the charges from his time in Australia,” Alberta Justice and Solicitor General spokesperson Dan Laville said in a statement. “If the accused does not plead guilty to Alberta’s charges, the Crown can still consider bringing him back to Canada to face the charges here.”

Aaron Szen Voon, 41, was arrested in May after a father caught a man videotaping his son using a urinal in Scotiabank Theatre at West Edmonton Mall.

Voon was charged with making and possessing child pornography, and voyeurism.

He was released on bail, allowing him to return to Australia. He was then arrested at the Perth Airport and charged with possessing child exploitation material.

Australian police allege they found 409 photos of boys urinating in public washrooms on a computer seized from Voon.

In June, a statement of facts read in Perth Magistrates Court alleged Voon also had 12 videos on his computer of young boys urinating, according to Australian news outlet WA Today.

A police prosecutor told court Voon, 41, could be seen in some of the recordings. In one video, he allegedly followed a child out of a theatre lobby, the news website reported.

The Alberta Justice statement noted the case isn’t related to the Supreme Court of Canada’s Jordan decision, which addresses when charges can be stayed because of “unreasonable delays” in the prosecution.

Aaron Szen Voon