**** RCMP Media Release
Cape Sable Island man arrested on child pornography charges
The RCMP’s provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested a Cape Sable Island man for child pornography offences.
On June 15, the RCMP’s ICE Unit searched a home in Cape Sable Island, assisted by the RCMP’s Digital Forensic Services Unit, Shelburne County Street Crime Enforcement Unit and Barrington RCMP general duty members.
Investigators were directed to the residence after receiving information from the RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Crime Centre on November 26, 2020.
Connor Bower, 21, was arrested without incident. He has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography and Transmitting Child Pornography. Bower was released on a number of strict conditions. He is next scheduled to appear in Shelburne Provincial Court on September 1, 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.