The Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have arrested and charged a Lower Sackville man following a child pornography investigation.
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at approximately 9:00 a.m.
, members of the ICE and VICE Units executed search warrants at an address on Beaver Bank Rd and Old Sackville Rd.
Lorne Leslie Stewart, 21, was arrested without incident and has been charged with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography and Breach of Undertaking. Stewart was bound by an Undertaking in relation to previous child pornography charges stemming from an investigation conducted by the ICE unit in the fall of 2014. Stewart has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear for a show cause hearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court on November 9, 2015.
Police encourages all members of our communities to be a voice for those children who are victims of sexual exploitation by reporting any suspected offences to your local police or by using Canada’s National tip line for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children at www.cybertip.ca.
In October 2008, Nova Scotia introduced legislation making it 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 Children and Family Services Act.