32 Year Old Winnipeg Male Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

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


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