BIBLE HILL – A 24-year-old man from Bible Hill is facing charges in relation to child pornography.
The RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit searched a home on May 18 following an investigation into child pornography. The RCMP Technological Crime Unit and Colchester District RCMP assisted with the search and arrest of Evan James Nelson.
Nelson has been charged with accessing child pornography, as well as making available child pornography. He was released on strict conditions following a court appearance on May 23, and will re-appear in provincial court on May 31.
It’s mandatory for citizens in Nova Scotia to report suspected child pornography to police. This means that anyone encountering child pornography material or recordings must report it to the police. Failing to report suspicious activity and materials could result in penalties similar to failing to report child abuse set out in the Children and Family Services Act.
The RCMP encourages citizens to be a voice for children who are victims of sexual exploitation by reporting any suspected offences to your local police or by using Canada’s National tip line for reporting sexual exploitation of children at www.cybertip.ca.