A Burnaby sex tourist who admitted to having sex with girls ranging in age from eight to 14 told police he was “guilty of loving women too much.”

The prosecutor in the case told a B.C. Supreme Court that Kenneth Klassen should serve at least 12 years in prison for his crimes.

Klassen, 59, pleaded guilty to 15 counts involving girls in Cambodia and Colombia in May after a failed constitutional challenge to Canada’s child-sex tourism law.

Crown lawyer Brendan McCabe said Klassen was caught trying to ship 21 homemade DVDs back to Canada that contained images of him having intercourse with prepubescent girls.
The sentencing hearing is expected to be finished by Friday.