Eagles Nest Ranch makes statement after former employee arrested on child porn allegations
Following the arrest of a former employee on child pornography charges, a local summer camp issued a statement Wednesday affirming there’s “no evidence to suggest any offences were committed against any children who attended camp.”
“It is with grave concern, sadness and surprise that Eagles Nest Ranch learned of the arrest of Nolan Davidson on child pornography charges,” says a press release issued by the camp’s board. Davidson was employed by Eagles Nest Ranch in the summer of 2013, in an organizational role as summer camp director.
Police announced Monday that 25-year-old Davidson was arrested and charged for possessing and accessing child pornography. The police announcement said they have no evidence to suggest offences were committed by Davidson against any children who attended the camp.
ENR places “the highest priority on the safety and welfare of our campers and staff,” it also states. Staff and volunteers undergo police and vulnerable sector checks prior to assuming responsibilities at camp, and are required to take part in a “Plan to Protect” seminar, meant to equip staff to recognize abuse and follow procedures to “close the gaps in security and eliminate any harm to the vulnerable sector.”
The police investigation began in Nov. 2016, when the U.S. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children passed on information about a social media user uploading child pornography to the National Child Exploitation Co-ordination Centre in Ottawa, who subsequently referred the case to ALERT's Internet Child Exploitation
On Sept. 7, police executed a search warrant on Davidson’s residence in the Crestwood neighbourhood and seized a number of electronic devices, which will be sent to ICE’s forensic examination team.