SAINT JOHN – Two charges have been laid against a 33-year-old Saint John man on the heels of a New Brunswick RCMP Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit investigation, states an RCMP press release.
In April 2021, New Brunswick RCMP received information from the National Child Exploitation Crime Centre (NCECC) which sparked the Saint John investigation.
Police issued a search warrant on a Saint John home on Thursday, Aug. 5 as “part of the ongoing investigation” states the release. Thirty-three-year-old Andrew Douglas was arrested at the scene, and several electronic devices were seized.
Douglas appeared in Saint John Provincial Court on Friday, Aug. 6 and was charged with possession of child pornography, and failure to comply with a probation order. Douglas has been remanded into custody with his next court date scheduled for Monday, Aug. 9 at 9:30 a.m.
The New Brunswick RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit includes members from the Saint John Police Force and the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force. The RCMP’s Digital Forensic Services Unit, the Saint John Police Force and Kennebecasis Regional Police Force assisted with the ongoing investigation.