Man arrested for child pornography offences

The RCMP Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested a Boylston man for child pornography offences.

On April 11, the RCMP ICE Unit, assisted by Guysborough County RCMP, Antigonish–Guysborough RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit and RCMP Digital Forensic Services, executed a search warrant at a home on Antigonish Guysborough Rd.

Investigators were directed to the residence after a cloud-based storage application notified law enforcement that child pornography was being stored on their service.

As a result of the search and subsequent investigation, Patrick Mallon, 36, from Boylston, has been charged with:

  • Possession of Child Pornography (two counts)
  • Transmitting Child Pornography
  • Making Child Pornography
  • Voyeurism

Mallon was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on June 12.

In Nova Scotia, it’s mandatory for citizens to report suspected child pornography. 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 their local police or by using Canada’s National tip line for reporting online sexual exploitation of children at


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