New Westminster – An investigation by the NWPD Major Crime Unit has resulted in charges of Possession of Child Pornography.
In June of 2017, the New Westminster Police Major Crime Unit investigated Shane Tucker, a New Westminster resident, relating to the possession and accessing of child sexual abuse images. Detectives obtained a judicial authorization and executed a search warrant. Following the warrant, Mr. Tucker was arrested and charged with the following offences:
- Accessing child pornography contrary to section 163.1(4.1) of the Criminal Code; and
- Possessing child pornography contrary to section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code.
Mr. Tucker was released and is the subject of several conditions he must abide by including, but not limited to:
- You must not own, possess, or use any electronic device capable of accessing any computer network including the internet, except as permitted by this order;
- You are not to possess any device capable of storing data as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada;
- You must not go to any public park, public swimming area, or community centre where persons under the age of 16 years are present or can reasonably be expected to be present, or a daycare centre, school ground, playground; except with the written permission of your bail supervisor;
- You must have no contact or communication directly or indirectly with, nor be alone in the presence of, any person you know to be or who reasonable appears to be under the age of 16 years; and
- You must not engage in activities, volunteer work or employment that could bring you in contact with persons under the age of 16 years without the written permission of your bail supervisor.
If you are aware of any incidents of online child exploitation, call your local police or report at www.cybertip.ca