N.W.T. man faces child porn charges

A Fort Resolution, N.W.T., man has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography in relation to an RCMP investigation last year.

Fort Resolution man charged with possession and distribution of child pornography

A Fort Resolution, N.W.T., man has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography in relation to an RCMP investigation last year.

The RCMP’s Operation Snapshot was a four-month multi-agency operation to catch online child predators and involved police services from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

The investigation revealed that a computer at a particular IP address in Fort Resolution was sharing child pornography images and videos. 

In October 2012 RCMP seized several digital media storage devices at a residence in the community. RCMP say the technological crime branch in Ottawa completed a forensic analysis of the seized digital media.

Joseph King, 49, was arrested Sept. 26 and charged with possession of child pornography, distributing child pornography and obstruction of a peace officer. 

King has been released and will appear in territorial court in Fort Resolution on Dec. 5.