The RCMP Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a 19-year-old Bedford man with internet luring.
On June 30, 2015, the Provincial ICE unit, the Integrated ICE unit and Halifax Regional Police (HRP) executed a search warrant at a Bedford home.
A 19 year old man was arrested at the scene without incident. He was released from police custody later in the day. The accused, who has been charged with Luring a Child, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on Tuesday, August 25. The investigation is continuing.
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 at www.cybertip.ca.