Dennis Warrington, a Maple Ridge man who admitted to distributing obscene matter of a teenage girl having sex at a 2010 rave in Pitt Meadows, has been given a conditional discharge, 18 months probation, and 120 hours of community service.
Warrington, 21, pleaded guilty in December to the lesser charge of distributing obscene matter via Facebook. He was initially charged with publishing and distributing child pornography.
In the early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2010, a 16-year-old boy took eight photos and a video of two people engaged in sex acts, which Warrington then posted to his own Facebook account.
He called his own actions "thoughtless and supremely immature" and said he will always regret what he did in an apology to the victim in Port Coquitlam provincial court last month.
"I did not realize the power (social media) held until it was used irresponsibly... Just a few clicks and it changed your life and how the world viewed the person that you are," Warrington said.
The complainant said the sex acts were not consensual.
"Your actions actually ruined my life," the 18-year-old woman told Warrington in court, sobbing.
"Dennis, you destroyed the person that I used to be."