Police arrest New Westminster man for collecting child porn

Police are recommending charges against a New Westminster man connected to the discovery of images depicting child sexual abuse.

The man’s arrest comes after a month-long investigation by police into six separate reports of images of child pornography circulating in the city, according to a police press release.

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Investigators identified three locations in New Westminster where these images were being stored and, as a result, executed nine different warrants at three homes in the city. Officers seized and analyzed computers, tablets, cellphones, modems, external hard drives, USB flash drives, routers and other electronic devices, noted the release.

One local man was arrested following the searches, and police have recommended charges to Crown counsel. Police say several other individuals are still being investigated.

“Often times offenders think that viewing these images is victimless, but the sad truth is that these are images and videos of real children being sexually abused,” Sgt. Jeff Scott said in the release. “Our major crime unit has devoted countless hours investigating these crimes, which we take very seriously.”

 

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