Child porn investigation leads to pair of arrests
Two Manitoba men are in jail after RCMP investigations showed they were in possession of child pornography.
In January 2017, the RCMP National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) alerted Manitoba RCMP to an image of child pornography that had been uploaded to a social media app and the owner of the IP address was in Churchill, Manitoba.
The Manitoba RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) immediately launched an investigation. During the course of the investigation, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Churchill, where devices were seized.
After examining the evidence, it was determined that the suspect had also sexually assaulted an adult female while she was unconscious.
Joshua Proulx, 21, of Churchill, was charged with several child pornography charges as well as Sexual Assault and Voyeurism.
On October 23, 2018, Proulx pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to two years less a day for the sexual assault and six months for the voyeurism.
In May 2017, the NCECC sent information to the Manitoba RCMP about uploaded child pornography with an IP address in Flin Flon, Manitoba that belonged to Darwyn Wasylciw. ICE officers attended the residence and arrested Wasylciw, who was found to be in possession of a device that could connect to the Internet, in breach of his probation.
Wasylciw, 21, pled guilty to breaching his probation as well as possessing and accessing child pornography. He was sentenced to two years, less a day and was given a 20-year Sex Offender Information Registration Act order.