Winnipeg, Manitoba – As a result of a lengthy investigation, members of the Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) identified a Winnipeg resident as having uploaded child sexual abuse imagery from a known chat room site.
The image was reported and members of the ICE unit commenced an investigation.
On July 11, 2017, officers attended to a residence in the north St. Boniface area of the city and executed a search warrant with the assistance of the Technological Crimes Unit and East District patrol. Numerous electronic devices were seized. A warrant was also executed on a vehicle were additional electronic devices were seized.
On July 19, 2017, Matthieu GAUTHIER, 32-years-old of Winnipeg was arrested and charged with the following:
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Imports, Distributes, Sells or Possesses for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale any Child Pornography
He was remanded into custody.
Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Arrest – R16-0096441
Winnipeg Police Service