The RCMP’s Provincial Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested a New Minas man for child pornography offences.
On July 27, 2017, the RCMP’s ICE Unit searched a home New Minas, assisted by the RCMP’s Technological Crime Unit, Special Tactical Operations Team, and Kings District RCMP.
Child Pornography was discovered as a result of the search, a 39-year-old man was arrested at his residence without incident. He will be facing charges of Possession of Child Pornography and Accessing Child Pornography. He was released from custody by police and will appear in Kentville Provincial Court on the October 24.
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.
Source: Media Release