Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Prince Rupert RCMP arrest man on Child pornography charges

Wednesday afternoon, the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP released details regarding a number of charges recently made related to a Child pornography investigation in the city.

On July 3rd, members of the Prince Rupert RCMP Plain Clothes Unit executed a search warrant  for a Sloan Avenue residence on the city's west side.

As a result of the subsequent investigation, a Prince Rupert man has made his first appearance in court to face number of charges related to child pornography.

According to the RCMP media release from Wednesday, Facing charges of possession of child pornography, importing or distributing child pornography and making or publishing child pornography is 30 year old, Edmund White of Prince Rupert

As part of the media review of the case, Constable Matt Ericson of the RCMP, was quick to reassure local parents that at this time in their investigation, the RCMP does not believe that any local children have been victimized related to the current charges.

 "All of these offences are related to illegal Online activities and at this time, we have no reason to believe that any local children have been victimized. Electronic devices were seized during the search warrant and are currently being analyzed."

White was released from custody following his initial court appearance, with strict conditions governing his contact with children and related to his access to the Internet.

He will next appear in Court on July 30th.

As the investigation is still in its early stages, RCMP investigators continue to analyze the electronic devices that were seized as part of the search warrant.

The Prince Rupert detachment is asking that anyone that may have any further information regarding the incident, to contact the RCMP at 250-627-0700 or through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

You can review the full media release here.

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