A Shippagan teen has been arrested as part of an RCMP investigation into images of child sexual abuse.

Northeast District RCMP said on Tuesday morning that officers searched an apartment in the northeastern community.

The police were investigating a person suspected of distributing, possessing and accessing intimate images of an adolescent girl.

Police said the 18-year-old man was arrested at the scene and a number of devices were seized for examination by the RCMP technological crime section.

The suspect was released on a promise to appear in Caraquet provincial court at a later date, according to the police.