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A Yellowknife man faces child porn charges after a raid in June.

Russ Jones, 53, was charged with possession and transmission of child pornography after an investigation by the NT RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE), states a Monday news release.

The ICE unit opened an investigation in March of last year which lead to a search warrant being executed in June. Multiple electronic devices were seized and analyzed with support from Saskatchewan RCMP Digital Forensics unit.

Jones is charged with the possession and transmission of child pornography. He has been released under conditions and his next court appearance in Yellowknife is on Nov. 24.

The charges against him have not been proven in court.

The ICE Unit encourages anybody interested in learning about important topics such as online child exploitation, cyberbullying and internet safety to visit Cybertip.ca and ProtectKidsOnline.ca.

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Brett McGarry

Brett McGarry came to Yellowknife in early 2019 after graduating from Humber College with an advanced diploma in journalism. After covering city council and local business as a reporter, Brett is now an...

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