Two locals arrested in connection to child pornography
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Two Campbell River men are facing child pornography charges.
Campbell River RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Dave Johnson says the detachment received information of suspected child pornography in late March. The information came from the BC Integration Child Exploitation Unit.
Campbell River’s Major Crime Unit searched a Campbell River home on May 9th. Johnson says several digital devices were seized. Officers examined the devices.
There was enough evidence to secure a charge of possession of child pornography on two male residents of the home.
Johnson says the two men were arrested on August 23rd.
They have since been released with strict conditions. A first appearance is scheduled for September 9th.
The RCMP did not release their names, but one is 49-years-old and the other is 22-years-old.
“When we are alerted to these types of investigations in our area by our provincial and national child exploitation unit partners, it reminds us that the internet provides the opportunity for these types of crime to occur in any town at any time, even here in Campbell River,” Sgt. Johnson said.
“Holding people accountable for these types of actions requires a determined investigation that takes time and commitment to conduct thoroughly, time and commitment that we are willing to give.”