POLICE – Kamloops man facing multiple charges related to child sexual offences

A man is in custody following a child pornography investigation that led to identifying a victim at risk in Kamloops.

Earlier this month, members of the Kamloops RCMP Sex Crimes Unit, General Investigation Support Team (GIST), and officers executed a search warrant at a residence and arrested a man following information provided to the B.C. Integrated Child Exploitation Unit by an American law enforcement agency.

“The investigation, led locally by the Kamloops RCMP Sex Crimes Unit, was treated as a priority to address the allegation that a child was at immediate risk of harm,” said Sgt. Brian Merriman of the GIST and Sex Crimes units.

“With the support of community agencies and partners, the local detachment was able to make a swift arrest and take the accused into custody.”

The accused, who cannot be named under a publication ban, is charged with numerous offences including the making, distribution, and possession of child pornography.

He was remanded in custody for the offences and for other charges related to allegedly breaching a conditional sentence order. His next court appearance is scheduled in the new year.

Police said no further information will be provided as this matter is now before the courts.

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