A 24-year-old Iglulik man is facing charges related to luring a child, distributing pornography and possessing pornography.
The RCMP, including the V Division Specialized Investigative Team, began looking into the matter on Jan. 15. A search warrant was used to enter the accused’s home to seize evidence on Tuesday.
The man, who was not identified by the Mounties in a Friday news release, appeared before a justice of the peace on Thursday and was released with strict conditions. His next court appearance is set for June 1 in Iglulik.
This case marks the first child pornography criminal charges for the Specialized Investigative Team, which was created and staffed last summer. This unit is mandated to conduct investigations into sexual crimes involving Nunavummiut children and youth.
The RCMP reminds parents to taking a proactive role to help protect their children from online exploitation. Tips can be found here:
Youth can contact the Kids Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut helpline at 1-800-265-3333 whenever they are troubled.
Residents are urged to call the police whenever they have information on any crime at 867-979-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.