The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a North Battleford youth with child pornography offences in relation to an investigation of possession of child pornography through a popular online social media application. On February 3rd, 2022 members of the ICE Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in North Battleford that was identified as the location where the offences were occurring. Electronic devices were seized for further forensic analysis and investigation is ongoing.
A 14-year-old male, of North Battleford was arrested on February 3rd 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 North Battleford 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.