Former Hay River track star convicted in ‘sextortion’ case

A teary-eyed Joel Gordon embraced his father Monday after being convicted of child porn-related charges in NWT Supreme Court. Judge Karan Shaner convicted the 23-year-old Hay River man, on charges of distributing child pornography, child luring and extortion after a statement of facts was presented by Crown prosecutor Morgan Fane. Between Jan. 2 and Jan....
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at