Grande Prairie, Alberta – An investigation into allegations of possession and distribution of child pornography which began in December 2016 has resulted in charges against a male from Grande Prairie.
The Grande Prairie General Investigation Section, in partnership with the Northern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation Unit and the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) began their investigation after allegations surfaced about the sharing of child pornography on social media.
Brian MCCAUSLAND, 54 year-old male, was arrested On April 18, 2017 and charged with the following offences:
- Possession of child pornography (CC)
- Distribution of child pornography (CC)
MCCAUSLAND was subsequently released on a Recognizance to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on May 29, 2017. He is to abide by strict conditions which include to have no contact with anyone under the age of 16 and not to have access to the internet at any time.
Due to the complex nature of such cases, the investigation will continue.
Police receive reports of online criminal activity including child pornography offences from a variety of sources and would like anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children to report the activity to your local police department. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at Cybertip.ca.
Grande Prairie RCMP