Nova Scotia woman, United Kingdom man arrested in child sex-crime case
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
HALIFAXâ"A Nova Scotia woman has been arrested and a United Kingdom man has been charged with child pornography and other sex-related offences.
In a media release Wednesday, Nova Scotia RCMP said the 40-year-old Digby County woman was arrested without incident by Meteghan RCMP on Oct. 4. She is facing charges of making child porn and making arrangements to commit offences of sexual interference and sexual assault.
The woman was released on conditions. Sheâs scheduled to appear in Yarmouth provincial court on Jan. 4, 2019.
On Oct. 5, the day after the womanâs arrest, Halifax Regional Police arrested Leon Paul Fraser, 44, of Algarkirk, U.K. without incident at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
He has been charged with making child porn and making arrangements to commit offences of sexual interference and sexual assault. He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on Oct. 11.Article Continued Below
In an interview, Nova Scotia RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said there is one child victim who is from Digby County.
âIt is mandatory for anyone to report suspected child pornography. Anyone who sees it must report it to police,â Clarke said. âThatâs the boilerplate and that still stands. Itâs in everyoneâ s best interest to make sure these people are held accountable.â
The investigation is ongoing. Police remind citizens that failing to report suspicious activity and materials could result in penalties similar to failure to report child abuse set out in the Child and Family Services Act.
The RCMP encourages citizens to be a voice for children who are victims of sexual exploitation by reporting any suspected offences to local police or by using Canadaâs National Tip Line for reporting online sexual exploitation of children at www.cybertip.ca.
Yvette dâEntremont is a Halifax-based reporter focusing on health and environment. Follow her on Twitter: @ydentremont
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