Child pornography charges have been laid against a Nova Scotian member of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The 26-year-old reservist from the Cape Breton Highlanders in Sydney has been charged in Provincial Court in Kentville with:

  • one count of possession of child pornography, in accordance with section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, a unit of the Canadian Forces Military Police, charged the reservist on Tuesday.

“The possession of child pornography is illegal and unacceptable,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Brian Frei, commanding officer of the CFNIS. 

“The military police consider this incident to be a serious matter and will thoroughly investigate any allegations of child pornography related to Canadian Armed Forces members, Department of National Defence employees or defence establishments.”

The investigation started after an incident at Camp Aldershot in Nova Scotia on June 18, 2013, the unit said.