Child porn in­ves­ti­ga­tion leads to pair of ar­rests

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS - — Sun staff

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.

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