Winnipeg, Manitoba – On August 25th, 2017, the Winnipeg Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit was notified of an investigation involving police authorities in Australia including the South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team.
The ICE unit continued with an investigation and learned that between January 2017 and early August 2017, a 6-year-old victim was sexually assaulted at a residence in East Kildonan. Images of the sexual assaults were subsequently shared using an online messaging application with various users.
The arrest of a male in Australia was critical to identifying a suspect.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., members of the ICE and Child Abuse units located the victim and the suspect at the residence in the East Kildonan area. A series of search warrants were executed and number electronic devices were seized.
A 28-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:
Possession of Child Pornography
Invitation to Sexual Touching
Makes, Prints, Publishes or Poss for the Purpose of Publication any Child Pornography – – Imports, Distributes, Sells or Possession for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale any Child Pornography
He was detained in custody.