The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a Saskatoon man with child pornography offences in relation to an investigation that began in March 2020 of a person distributing child pornography through a popular social media application. On June 18, members of the Saskatchewan ICE Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Saskatoon that was identified as the location where the offence occurred. Child pornography was located at the residence and two mobile phones were seized for further forensic analysis.
John P. Malsi, age 22, of Saskatoon, was arrested at the location and has been charged with the following: 2 counts of possession of child pornography; 1 count of distributing child pornography.
He appeared in Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Saskatoon later that day where he was released from custody on numerous conditions and is scheduled to reappear on August 27.
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.