Plympton man facing child pornography charges.
On December 22, the RCMP Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit executed a residential search warrant at a home in Plympton. With assistance from the RCMP Technological Crime Unit and Digby County District RCMP, 55-year-old Daniel Joseph Melanson was arrested at the home without incident.
As a result, Melanson has been charged with Distribution of Child Pornography, Possession of Child Pornography, Unsafe Storage of a Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. He appeared in Digby Provincial Court yesterday where he was released on strict conditions and will appear in Digby Provincial Court on the February 13, 2017.
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 Children 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 tip line for reporting online sexual exploitation of children atwww.cybertip.ca.
Source: Media Release