Barriere, BC: An investigation by the BC Integrated Child Exploitation (BC ICE) Unit has resulted in charges of Possession of Child Pornography and Make Available Child Pornography.
Following an arrest on October 08, 2016, 62-year-old Allan KIRKWOOD, of Barriere BC, was formally charged with the above noted offences on November 04, 2016. The investigation began in August 2016, after BC ICE received several concerning reports from the United States National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Canadian National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC).
On October 04, 2016 BC ICE, along with the assistance of numerous other RCMP units and jurisdictions (Barriere RCMP, Clearwater RCMP, Kamloops RCMP, North Okanagan RCMP General Investigations Section, Southeast District RCMP General Investigations Section and the Integrated Sexual Predator Observation Team), executed search warrants at four (4) Barriere/Clearwater area locations.
Following the execution of the search warrants, KIRKWOOD was arrested and released on a promise to appear with conditions limiting his access to children and to the Internet. KIRKWOOD’s next court appearance is scheduled for December 08, 2016 in Kamloops, BC. BC ICE reports that there is currently no evidence suggesting that any local children were directly victimized by the accused.
This investigation illustrates how effectively different units and jurisdictions within the RCMP work together and with other national and international partners to combat the ever growing issue of online child exploitation says Inspector Tyler SVENDSON, Officer in Charge of the RCMP Behavioural Sciences Group.
Keeping children safe is the primary goal of the BC ICE unit and dedicated ICE investigators routinely travel throughout the province to ensure that suspected offenders are identified and brought to justice.
File # BC ICE 2016-5602