Teen arrested for child porn


A sixteen year old boy from Steinbach has been arrested in connection with a child porn investigation.

On July 7, Steinbach RCMP arrested the youth after the RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Deerwood, on the east side of the community. The suspect was arrested and a computer and related equipment was seized.

The suspect, who can not be named, has been charged with possessing, accessing and distributing child pornography. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a late date.

Steinbach RCMP constable Miles Hiebert says that parents should not be concerned about the risk from this offender.

“As far as this accused, there is nothing that I have been told that would indicate that he is any risk to the public,” Hiebert told media. “His offences were internet related and have nothing to do with anyone from the community.”

However, police encourage parents to remain vigilant with monitoring their children’s internet activity.

“Internet safety is a parent’s responsibility and they need to be aware of that,” Hiebert continued.

This is the second teenager in the area to be arrested based on their internet activities. In March, a fifteen year old boy from Ste. Anne was arrested and charged based on allegations that he enticed an eight year old Ontario girl to send nude pictures to him via her IPod.

 

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