Riverview, New Brunswick – A 32-year-old Riverview, N.B., man has been arrested and charged with making child pornography in connection with an ongoing investigation into online sexual images.
The New Brunswick RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit began investigating in August 2020, as a result of information received from the RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Crime Centre (NCECC).
On October 25, shortly after 9:30 a.m., members of the ICE Unit, along with members of the Codiac Regional RCMP and the RCMP’s Digital Forensic Services, executed a search warrant at a home on Aberdeen Drive in Riverview.
During the search, police seized a variety of electronic devices. A 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene and held in custody.
On October 26, Shawn Curtis Nickerson appeared in Moncton Provincial Court and was charged with making child pornography. The charge stems from incidents alleged to have occurred between December 2018 and January 2020, while he served as a volunteer basketball coach.
Shawn Nickerson was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on October 28 at 2:15 p.m. for a bail hearing.
The Internet Child Exploitation Unit, led by the New Brunswick RCMP, includes members of the Saint John and Kennebecasis Regional Police Forces.
The investigation is ongoing.
New Brunswick RCMP
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