***’ RCMP Media Release
Kingston man charged with child pornography offences
The RCMP Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a Kingston man for child pornography offences.
In July 2021, investigators were able to download a significant amount of child pornography from an individual sharing more than 77,000 suspected images and videos.
On August 25, the ICE unit executed a search warrant at a home in Kingston. Investigators were assisted by the RCMP Digital Forensic Services Unit, the Kings District RCMP General Investigation Section and the Valley Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU).
Robert Caleb Lewis, 34, of Kingston, was arrested at the home without incident. Lewis has been charged with two counts of Possession of Child Pornography and one count of Transmitting Child Pornography. Lewis was on parole at the time for a conviction of a similar offence from a police investigation in 2019. Lewis has been remanded into custody as a result of the parole violations, and will next appear in Kentville Provincial Court on October 26, 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.
Note: The Valley Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit is comprised of members of Kings District RCMP and the Kentville Police Service.