Winnipeg, Manitoba – On August 28th, 2017, the Winnipeg Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit was notified of a child sexual abuse imagery investigation by the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre.
The ICE unit continued with the investigation and learned that in June 2017, a suspect had created an account on a Russian-based image hosting site and uploaded sexually suggestive pictures of a young female child. In July 2017, additional pictures of the same child were uploaded to the site. In late August 2017, the suspect was observed to make online sexual comments in relation to young children.
A suspect was identified and at approximately 2:45 p.m., members of the ICE unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the Central St. Boniface area. Numerous electronic devices were seized.
At approximately 3:30 p.m., the suspect was located and placed under arrest at a business in the North St. Boniface area.
A 32-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Distribute, Make Available Child Pornography
He was detained in custody.
Child Sexual Abuse Imagery – Arrest: R17-69176
Winnipeg Police Service