Man faces child pornog­ra­phy charges

The Chronicle Herald (Provincial) - - NEWS -

A Colch­ester County man was ar­rested on child pornog­ra­phy charges af­ter RCMP searched his home Mon­day.

An RCMP news re­lease Wed­nes­day said of­fi­cers ex­e­cuted a war­rant at a res­i­dence in Onslow Moun­tain af­ter a so­cial me­dia com­pany no­ti­fied law en­force­ment that child pornog­ra­phy was be­ing shared on its ap­pli­ca­tion.

Jon-erik Hill, 31, is charged with mak­ing, trans­mit­ting and pos­sess­ing child pornog­ra­phy.

RCMP said Hill was re­leased on strict con­di­tions and is sched­uled to ap­pear in Truro pro­vin­cial court on Aug. 12.

“Dur­ing this un­prece­dented time of so­cial and phys­i­cal dis­tanc­ing, chil­dren may have more un­su­per­vised ac­cess to the in­ter­net, putting them at greater risk of harm,” RCMP ad­vised in the re­lease. “Par­ents and care­givers are en­cour­aged to con­tinue mon­i­tor­ing their chil­dren’s on­line ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Ad­di­tion­ally, with­out typ­i­cal ac­cess to teach­ers, health­care pro­fes­sion­als and so­cial work­ers, chil­dren may be at greater risk of phys­i­cal and sex­ual abuse within the home. Any­one with con­cerns about the health and well­ness of a child is en­cour­aged to con­tact lo­cal po­lice.”

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