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Birchy Head man arrested on child pornography charges

News release

Nova Scotia RCMP's Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit has arrested a Birchy Head man for child pornography offences.

On May 4, the RCMP's ICE Unit along with members of the Halifax Integrated Internet Child Exploitation unit and the RCMP Technological Crime Unit searched a home in Birchy Head.

Investigators were directed to the residence after a social media application notified law enforcement that child pornography was being shared on their service.

As a result of the investigation, the man has been charged with:

  •     Transmitting Child Pornography
  •     Making Child Pornography
  •     Possession of Child Pornography

The suspect was arrested without incident and remanded. He is appearing in Lunenburg Provincial Court today.

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.

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