For the second time this week, the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged an Estevan man with child pornography offences.
In a news release, the ICE Unit said it received complaints about the accused’s Internet activities and his sharing of child pornography using a popular social media application. An investigation into his actions started in September.
On Oct. 22, members of the Saskatchewan ICE Unit and Estevan Police Service executed a search warrant at a residence in Estevan that was identified as a location where the offences were occurring.
Child pornography was located on two mobile phones, which were seized for further forensic analysis.
A 20-year-old Estevan man was arrested at the location and has been charged with possession of child pornography and transmits child pornography. Both charges are under the Criminal Code. His name was not released by the ICE Unit or the EPS.
He was briefly held in custody and released before a justice of the peace on numerous conditions. He is scheduled to appear in Estevan Provincial Court on Dec. 7 at 9:30 a.m.
The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the Internet.