NT RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit lays charges

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – The NT RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) has charged a youth with various offences.

The youth, who cannot be named as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged on Saturday, April 18, 2020, with:

Distribution of Intimate Images without Consent – Section 162.1(1) CC

Voyeurism – Section 162(5) CC

Extortion – Section 346(1.1) CC

Assault – Section 266 CC

Uttering Threats – Section 264.1(1) CC

File Photo - Child Exploitation
File Photo – Child Exploitation

The RCMP is not releasing the area of jurisdiction to prevent possible identification of the youth charged.

RCMP wish to remind parents and caregivers that child exploitation is not a victimless crime and can occur in any geographical location, regardless of size of community.

“We want to bring these charges to the public’s attention, to show that our unit can, and will, thoroughly investigate this type of file. We hope that these charges will both prevent this type of crime and provide hope to those who have been victims, that there may be justice” states Cpl Sandi Nischk, Officer in Charge NT RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call their local RCMP Detachment, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

The NT ICE Unit encourages anybody interested in learning about important topics such as online child exploitation, cyberbullying and internet safety to visit Cybertip.ca and ProtectKidsOnline.ca.

Northwest Territories RCMP

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