Two Enfield men charged with child pornography offences

News

**** RCMP Media Release

Two Enfield men charged with child pornography offences

The RCMP’s Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged two Enfield men for child pornography offences.

On February 4, the RCMP’s ICE Unit arrested a 35-year-old man and searched a home in Enfield, assisted by the RCMP’s Digital Forensic Services and East Hants District RCMP. Investigators undertook the search after receiving a complaint.

Carlos Ayapal Gonzalez Moraga of Enfield, has been charged with the following offences:

  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Sexual Interference
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Making Child Pornography
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Making an Agreement to Commit a Sexual Offence Against a Child

On February 7, as a result of the investigation into Moraga, the ICE Unit arrested a 47-year-old man and searched a home in Enfield and a business in Halifax, with assistance from RCMP Digital Forensic Services, East Hants District RCMP and the RCMP Human Trafficking Unit.​

Peter Alan Moorhouse, 47 of Enfield, has been charged with the following offences:

  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Making Child Pornography
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Making an Agreement to Commit a Sexual Offence Against a Child

Both men were remanded in custody and were released yesterday on conditions. They are scheduled to appear in Shubenacadie Provincial Court on March 22, 2021.

The investigation is ongoing.​

Investigators believe that Moorhouse is part of several community groups which may have given him access to youth. The RCMP is reaching out to the public in the event there may be more victims. Police are appealing to guardians, parents and youth in the area to encourage anyone who may also be a victim to contact 
Enfield RCMP detachment at 902-883-7077.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.