**** RCMP Media Release
Kentville man charged for child pornography offences
The RCMP’s Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a Kentville man for child pornography offences.
On March 4, the RCMP’s ICE Unit, along with members of the Kings District RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit, RCMP General Investigation Section, RCMP Digital Forensics Services and the Kentville Police Service, searched a home in Kentville. Investigators were directed to the residence after a social media application notified law enforcement that child pornography was being shared on their service.
Bradley Wilson Crouse, 64, has been charged with:
- Two counts of Transmitting Child Pornography
- Three counts of Possession of Child Pornography
Crouse has been released from custody and will appear in Kentville Provincial Court on April 21, 2021 at 9:30am.
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.