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A Fort Smith man previously charged with luring and possession of child pornography is facing new charges for similar crimes. 

RCMP have now charged Marcus Bourke, 24, with a total of 15 alleged crimes – 12 counts of luring a child, two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of accessing child pornography. 

An RCMP news release advised that the NT RCMP Internet Child Exploration Unit – a unit specializing in investigations related to child pornography, luring, non-consensual distribution of intimate images, and voyeurism – began a probe in May 2019 with assistance from Saskatchewan and Fort Smith RCMP. 

A search warrant for electronic devices was executed in September 2019 and Bourke was arrested and charged immediately.

Bourke has been released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Territorial Court in Yellowknife on Nov. 24.

He also was charged with two counts of child luring and two counts of possessing child pornography in September 2019.

None of the charges against him have been proven in court.

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Natalie Pressman

Natalie is a graduate of Carleton University’s journalism program. She has since held contracts working with an NGO in Vietnam and with Journalists for Human Rights in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent...

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