Saint John, New Brunswick – Andrew Michael Douglas, a 34-year-old man from Saint John, N.B., has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an investigation into images and videos of child sexual abuse.
The investigation, led by the New Brunswick RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, began in April 2021, following information received from the RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Crime Centre.
On August 5, 2021, police executed a search warrant at a home in Saint John as part of the ongoing investigation. Andrew Michael Douglas was arrested at the scene and police seized an electronic device.
On August 6, 2021, Douglas appeared in Saint John Provincial Court, and was charged with possession of child pornography and failure to comply with a probation order. He was remanded into custody. An additional charge for child luring was laid in Court on August 26.
Andrew Michael Douglas returned to court on March 8, 2022, and was sentenced to seven years in prison for the following charges:
possession of child pornography
making child pornography
failure to comply with a probation order
He will not receive any credit for time he has already served. Andrew Michael Douglas has been added to the National Sex Offender Registry for life, and will be required to submit a DNA sample. He is prohibited from possessing a weapon for a period of 10 years. Following his release from prison, he will have to abide by strict conditions set out by the court, including to refrain from communicating or attending any place that someone under the age of 16 is known to be for a period of 20 years.
The New Brunswick RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit includes members from the Saint John Police Force and the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force. The RCMP’s Digital Forensic Services Unit also assisted with the investigation.
For more information on online safety, please visit the following links:
RCMP Internet Safety
New Brunswick RCMPSocial Media Sharing Centre
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