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‘My Little Pony’ Animator In Prison For Child Porn – Over 60,000 Images Found

By Amanda Fox | 2 August 2018

INQUISITR — Tom Wysom, 55, of Ottawa, has been arrested for the possession and distribution of child pornography. When Wysom was arrested, he was found to be in the possession of over 60,000 images deemed to be child pornography, as well as at least 1,625 videos. His IMDB page has him credited as an animator and character builder for 26 episodes of My Little Pony and 23 episodes of Littlest Pet Shop between 2012 an 2015. Wysom pleaded guilty to all charges against him.

Wysom, who was born and raised in Wales, worked there as a postal clerk until 1992 when he moved to Canada. He spent parts of four years hitchhiking across the country before being granted permanent resident status in 1996. His resume states that he studied both fine art and commercial animation, and his work was once exhibited at Ottawa’s Cube Gallery. There was no mention of any degrees attained.

Wysom told the court that he had been watching child pornography as an offshoot of his addiction to adult pornography. His reasoning, as reported by the Ottawa Citizen, was that he had consumed so much “normal” pornography dating back to about a decade ago, that it no longer stimulated him, to the point that he had become desensitized to it and “needed something more.” He then went on to explain that it had been helping him deal with his clinical depression and other unspecified medical issues. […]

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