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RCMP arrest 18-year-old from Saulnierville on child pornography charges


SAULNIERVILLE – The RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) has arrested a man from Saulnierville in relation to an investigation into child pornography.

RCMP have charged an East Green Harbour man with child pornography offences.

On August 25, the ICE unit with help from the RCMP Technological Crime Unit executed a search warrant at a home in Saulnierville and seized a variety of electronic devices including computers, cell phones and hard drives. 

As a result, 18-year-old Tyler Paul Jeddry was arrested at the home without incident and charged with Distribution of Child Pornography, Accessing Child Pornography and two counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Jeddry was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Digby Provincial Court on Oct. 17. 

On August 23, the RCMP also executed a search warrant at a home in Second Peninsula and seized a loaded rifle and a variety of electronic devices including computers, cell phones and hard drives were seized.  As a result, 34-year-old Berkley Dixon Lillis was arrested at the home without incident and charged with Possession of Child Pornography, Accessing Child Pornography and Unsafe Storage of a Firearm. 

Lillis was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear at Bridgewater Provincial Court on Dec. 21.

DUTY TO REPORT CHILD PORNOGRPAHY

The RCMP would like to remind the public that it is mandatory in Nova Scotia to report suspected child pornography.

Anyone who encounters child pornography material or recordings and fails to report suspicious activity or materials could face penalties similar to failure to report child abuse as set out in the Children 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 tip line for reporting online sexual exploitation of children at www.cybertip.ca.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

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