48-year-old man sentenced to six months in jail following investigation into images of child sexual abuse

Blackland, New Brunswick – A 48-year-old man has been sentenced to six months in jail and two years on probation after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an investigation into images of child sexual abuse.

The investigation began in April 2019, as a result of information received from the RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Crime Centre. On July 2019, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Blackland, N.B. Police seized several electronic devices and a 47-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

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Andy Grimes was sentenced in Campbellton Provincial Court on March 5, 2021. He will serve six months in jail followed by two years on probation.

Andy Grimes has been added to the National Sex Offender Registry for life, and will be required to submit a DNA sample. Following his release from jail, he will have to abide by conditions set out by the court, including not being around children.

The New Brunswick RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit includes members from the Saint John Police Force and the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force. The RCMP’s Digital Forensic Services Unit, the Campbellton RCMP and the RCMP National Child Exploitation Crime Centre were also involved in this investigation.

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