The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a La Loche man with child pornography offences in relation to an investigation related to possession and make available child pornography through a popular online social media application. On January 13, 2022 members of the ICE Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in La Loche that was identified as the location where the offences were occurring. Electronic devices were seized for further forensic analysis and the investigation is ongoing.
Deondre Piche, age 19, of La Loche was arrested on January 13 and has been charged with;
Possession of Child Pornography – Sec. 163.1 (4) C.C.
Make Available Child Pornography – Sec. 163.1 (3) C.C.
He was released from the La Loche Provincial Court on numerous conditions.
The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of the Provincial Coordinator S/Sgt Shawn Stubbs and investigators from Prince Albert Police Service, RCMP, Regina Police Service, and the Saskatoon Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the Internet.