**** RCMP Media Release
Man arrested in Brickton on child pornography charges
The RCMP’s Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested a man in Brickton for child pornography offences.
Between August and November 2020, investigators were able to download a significant amount of child pornography from an individual sharing more than 10,000 suspected images and videos. On November 25 the RCMP’s ICE Unit assisted by the RCMP’s Digital Forensic Services Unit and Annapolis and Kings District General Duty RCMP Members searched a residence in Brickton where a 58-year-old Alberta man was arrested without incident.
Dwain Robert MacDONALD has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography and Transmission of Child Pornography. He appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was released on conditions. He is next scheduled to appear in Annapolis Royal Provincial Court on January 4, 2021.
In Nova Scotia it is mandatory for citizens to report suspected child pornography. This means that anyone who encounters child pornography material or recordings must report it to the police. Failing to report suspicious activity and materials could result in penalties similar to failure to report child abuse set out in the Child and Family Services Act. The RCMP encourages citizens to be a voice for children who are victims of sexual exploitation by reporting any suspected offences to your local police or by using Canada’s National tipline for reporting online sexual exploitation of children at www.cybertip.ca.