The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a Saskatoon man with child pornography and extortion offences in relation to an investigation of luring & possession of child pornography through a popular online social media application. On March 23, 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.
The 19-year-old male, of Saskatoon, was arrested on March 23rd and has been charged with;
Possession of Child Pornography – Sec. 163.1 (4) C.C.
Luring a Child – Sec. 172.1 (1)(b) C.C.
Extortion – Sec. 346 (1.1) (b) C.C.
He will be released from the Saskatoon Provincial Court on numerous conditions later today.
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.