Man hears fate today for sexually abusing girl

SURREY – A Utah man who sexually abused a 12-year-old Surrey girl is being sentenced today (Tuesday) in Surrey provincial court.

The Crown is seeking a two-year prison sentence and three years probation. There is a publication ban on naming the victim or publishing any information that would identify the girl.

Kevin Douglas Knowlton, 33, a computer software engineer from Salt Lake City, met the girl through a computer game called High School Hero. He made five trips to Surrey, staying at a hotel on King George Boulevard where he would meet up with her.

Knowlton pleaded guilty to luring, sexual interference and making child pornography.

The court heard Knowlton’s dad is a polygamist with 58 children.

The court heard he voluntarily had himself castrated a few months before meeting the girl.