Victoria BC – Two charges related to Child Exploitation are being recommended against a 42-year old Esquimalt man.
On March 29th, 2017 a computer user became known to VicPD’s internet Child Exploitation Investigator as someone who was allegedly sharing child sexual abuse videos. These extremely graphic videos were determined to meet the definition of Child Pornography pursuant to the Criminal Code. After investigators determined where the computer user was located, a search warrant was obtained.
On December 5th 2018, multiple officers from our Special Victims Unit, Community Services Division, Integrated Tech Crimes Unit, Forensic Identification Section and Major Crime Detectives attended a residence in Esquimalt to execute a search warrant. 42 exhibits were seized and the majority will be forensically examined in the coming weeks.
The man was released on a Promise to Appear with several conditions. Police are recommending charges of Possession of Child Pornography and Make Available Child Pornography.
To report the online sexual exploitation of children or for support and referral services to help keep yourself and your family safe while using the internet visit www.cybertip.ca.