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Falmouth man arrested on child pornography charges

PRESS RELEASE

The RCMP's Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested a Falmouth man for child pornography offences.

On August 22, the RCMP's ICE Unit searched a home in Falmouth, assisted by the RCMP's Digital Forensic Services Unit, and Windsor Rural RCMP members.

Investigators were directed to the residence after receiving information from the National Child Exploitation and Crime Centre (NCCEC) on July 8, 2019.

David Stacey MacDonald, 50, was arrested at his home without incident. He has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography and Transmitting Child Pornography. MacDonald was brought before the courts and released on a number of strict conditions. He is next scheduled to appear in Windsor Provincial Court on September 17, 2019.

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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