The Saskatchewan Child Exploitation Unit has charged a resident from the United States with two child pornography offences as the result of a seizure by the Canada Border Services Agency.
According to a press release,CBSA officers conducted an examination on a traveller at the Oungre border crossing Jan. 31, which resulted in the discovery of suspected child pornography on electronic devices. The man was arrested and turned over to the Weyburn RCMP. The ICE Unit confirmed the suspect images as child pornography and seized 10 electronic devices for further forensic analysis.
michael garland crawford, 47, of williston, n.d., has been charged with the criminal code offences of possession of child pornography and importation of child pornography.
Crawford was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Weyburn Provincial Court at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the internet.