Nova Scotia offender rearrested on charges of sexual exploitation, making child pornography

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Police have arrested an offender in Nova Scotia on charges of sexual exploitation, sexual assault, and making child pornography.

The RCMP’s Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has laid further child pornography related charges against an offender who had been released on conditions, the Nova Scotia RCMP said in a statement.

The statement further added “On October 13, the RCMP’s ICE Unit arrested Kevin Ernest Lavigne, 58, of Mount Uniacke at his home without incident on further charges of Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Assault, and Making Child Pornography. Lavigne was remanded into custody and will appear in Shubenacadie Provincial Court on October 19.”

“On October 5, the RCMP’s ICE Unit searched Lavigne’s home in Mount Uniacke, assisted by the RCMP’s Digital Forensic Services Unit and East Hants District RCMP,” the statement said, adding that he was charged with two counts of Possession of Child Pornography and one count of Transmitting Child Pornography and was released on a number of conditions.

In Nova Scotia it is mandatory for citizens to report suspected child pornography. This means that anyone who encounters child pornography material or recordings must report it to the police. 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 your local police or by using Canada’s National tipline for reporting online sexual exploitation of children at www.cybertip.ca.

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