**** RCMP Media Release
Frankville man charged with child pornography offences
The RCMP’s Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a 36-year-old Frankville man for child pornography offences.
On January 21, investigators arrested the accused without incident and searched a Frankville home after receiving information from the National Child Exploitation Crime Centre (NCECC).
The accused has been charged with two counts of Possession of Child Pornography and two counts of Distribution of Child Pornography. He appeared in court and was released on conditions. He is next scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on March 3, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
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.