Saskatchewan

Chat room conduct leads to Regina man's child porn charges

A 36-year-old man from Regina is facing child pornography charges in connection with an online chat room.

Man arrested Tuesday after summer-long investigation by Internet Child Exploitation Unit

A Regina man is facing child porn charges after being arrested this week. (Shutterstock)

A 36-year-old man from Regina is facing child pornography charges in connection with an online chat room.

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit charged the man with making written child pornography. The unit is comprised of investigators from the RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, and Prince Albert Police Service, who investigate crimes involving the online abuse and exploitation of children.

Police said the investigation into the case began on June 24. The Saskatchewan ICE Unit became aware that a person from Regina was chatting and engaging online with other chat room participants.

The unknown user was identified on Sept. 5 and arrested.

Search warrants were executed at the accused's work and home, where many digital devices were seized for examination.

The man appeared in Saskatchewan provincial court in Regina at 9:30 a.m. CST on Wednesday.

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