Cranbrook man arrested for child porn

A 42-year-old Cranbrook man is charged with possession of child pornography.

  • Oct. 6, 2016 5:00 p.m.
A Cranbrook man has been charged with possession of child pornography

A Cranbrook man has been charged with possession of child pornography

Cranbrook RCMP have a man in custody following a lengthy child pornography investigation.

Earlier this summer Cranbrook RCMP received information from BC ICE (Integrated Child Exploitation Unit) that they had intercepted two videos that they believed were child pornography.

Through a Cyber Investigation, Cranbrook GIS was able to obtain information to search a Cranbrook residence and to seize computers from within.

A review of the footage on the computer revealed Child Pornography.

A 42-year-old Cranbrook resident was arrested and remains in custody at this time to be dealt with before the courts on charges of Possession of Child Pornography.

The Cranbrook RCMP would like the public to know that there is nothing in this investigation to indicate that any local children were involved.

“The Cranbrook RCMP works closely with other units such as BC ICE in order to keep children safe,” said Cst. Katie Forgeron of the Cranbrook RCMP. “We are satisfied that charges were laid in this instance but concerned that people are still exploiting children in this way.”