83-year-old Liverpool, Nova Scotia man arrested on child pornography charges

Liverpool, Nova Scotia – The RCMP’s Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested a Liverpool man for child pornography offences.

RCMP began an investigation after receiving information from the National Child Exploitation Crime Centre (NCECC). On November 13, the RCMP ICE Unit searched a home in Liverpool, assisted by the RCMP Digital Forensic Services Unit, and Liverpool RCMP Detachment.

(File Photo) Arrested
(File Photo) Arrested

Lauren McKiel, 83-years-old, was arrested at the residence without incident. He has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography. McKiel was released by the court on conditions and is next scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on December 16.

In Nova Scotia it is mandatory for citizens to report suspected child pornography. This means that anyone who encounters child pornography material or recordings must report it to the police. Failing to report suspicious activity and materials could result in penalties similar to failure to report child abuse set out in the Child and Family Services Act. The RCMP encourages citizens to be a voice for children who are victims of sexual exploitation by reporting any suspected offences to your local police or by using Canada’s National tipline for reporting online sexual exploitation of children at www.cybertip.ca.

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Nova Scotia RCMP

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