Swift Cur­rent man charged with child pornog­ra­phy-re­lated of­fences

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Crime - CON­TRIB­UTED

The Saskatchewan In­ter­net Child Ex­ploita­tion (ICE) Unit has charged a man from Swift Cur­rent with three child pornog­ra­phy re­lated of­fences. Tony Re­sendes, age 53, has been charged with the fol­low­ing:

• Pos­ses­sion of Child Pornog­ra­phy – Sec.163.1(4) Crim­i­nal Code (CC);

• Make Avail­able Child Pornog­ra­phy – Sec. 163.1 (3) CC; • Ac­cess­ing Child Pornog­ra­phy –

Sec. 163.1 (4.1) CC.

On Au­gust 13, 2018, the ICE Unit be­gan in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties of a per­son who was down­load­ing and shar­ing child pornog­ra­phy files through a peer-to-peer net­work.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion iden­ti­fied a Swift Cur­rent lo­ca­tion where the of­fence was oc­cur­ring. On Oc­to­ber 17, the ICE Unit ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at this lo­ca­tion where sev­eral com­put­ers, elec­tronic stor­age de­vices, and a cell phone were seized.

An anal­y­sis of these de­vices found ev­i­dence to sup­port the charges.

Tony Re­sendes ap­peared in Saskatchewan Provin­cial Court in Swift Cur­rent on Nov. 21 where his mat­ter was ad­journed un­til De­cem­ber 12 at 9:30 a.m.

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.

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