On March 22, the RCMP Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit searched a home on Overton Rd. With assistance from the RCMP Technological Crime Unit, RCMP Special Tactical Operations and Yarmouth RCMP, 28-year-old Brett Warren Greene was arrested without incident.
Greene has been charged with Distribution of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography. He was taken to court following his arrest and released from custody on conditions later that day. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 28.
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.
Source: Media Release