Thursday, October 12, 2006

Crewman Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

This is the second time in the past few months that crew from a foreign vessel have been charged in BC for possesion of Child Pornography. I am curious what was found and if this is a new trend or method of trafficking. Maybe I'll send an email.......

Prince Rupert File: 2006-1277
Crewman Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography One non-Canadian citizen has been arrested and charged for possession of child pornography. Theses charges come as a result of a search of an incoming, foreign freighter. On October 7th 2006, Officers from the Canadian Border Services Agency, along with members of the Rural Section of the Prince Rupert RCMP, boarded a freighter that had anchored in the Port of Prince Rupert . During that search, officers located child pornography that was in the possession of a crew member. The adult male crew member, a citizen of the Philippines, is currently being detained in Canada and awaiting his court appearance.
Cst Steve RICHARDS Media Relations Officer Prince Rupert RCMP for Cpl Brad SWECERA Prince Rupert, RCMP Rural Section

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