The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a Saskatoon man with child pornography offences in relation to an investigation involving possession of child pornography through a popular online social media application. On January 27th, 2022 members of the ICE Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Saskatoon that was identified as the location where the offences were occurring. Electronic devices were seized for further forensic analysis and investigation is ongoing.
Owen Hansen, age 50, of Saskatoon was arrested on January 27th 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 Saskatoon 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.