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.