**** RCMP Media Release
Man charged with child pornography offences
On August 7, Halifax Integrated Criminal Investigation Division Integrated Child Exploitation Unit searched a residence following a search warrant and arrested a Cole Harbour man after receiving a complaint of distribution child pornography via the internet.
Donald Stuart Blair, 63, of Cole Harbour has been charged with:
- Distribution of Child Pornography
- Possession of Child Pornography
Blair was held in custody and will be appearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court on August 8.
In Nova Scotia it is mandatory for citizens to report suspected child pornography. This means that anyone who encounters child pornography material or recordings must report it to the police. Failing to report suspicious activity and materials could result in penalties similar to failure to report child abuse set out in the Child and Family Services Act. The RCMP encourages citizens to be a voice for children who are victims of sexual exploitation by reporting any suspected offences to your local police or by using Canada’s National tipline for reporting online sexual exploitation of children at www.cybertip.ca.