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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 75 A Fredericton man sentenced in January to six months in jail for possession of child pornography claimed laws against child pornography are a form of government censorship. Gordon Thomas Hickey Jr., 56, told a probation officer that child porn is a victimless crime and that he stands by the adage of 'no harm, no foul.'" A credit card used to purchase child porn online was traced back to Hickey, as part of an investigation that began in Dallas, Texas. A partnership with the RCMP is helping small police forces to become part of the global effort to fight child pornography. "We can use their facilities and their technical capabilities, and it makes it easier for us to prosecute these cases," said Const. Eric Demers of the Rothesay Regional Police Force in New Brunswick. Insp. Martin said parents must get more involved in the lives of their children. She said about 79 per cent of Canadian youth have access to the Internet at home, and over 50 per cent of them have an email account that their parents are not aware of. "Fifty-three per cent of these kids have received pornographic material through the internet, and 15 to 20 per cent have gone and met someone in person that they have met on the Internet.'' She said parents, schools and communities need to do a better job of monitoring Internet use by children, to ensure they are not being lured by adults. Martin said it doesn't matter how small your community is: "if there's a telephone line, there's access to the internet." Possession of Child Pornography Charge Laid, Valleyview, Alberta RCMP Alberta - News Releases Updated: 2007-03-23 http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca An investigation initiated on March 21, 2007 and conducted by RCMP in the Valleyview District has resulted in a 53 yr old male resident being charged with one count each of Possession of Child Pornography and Bestiality. After receiving a complaint during the early morning hours of March 21, 2007 a police investigation and subsequent search of a residence in the Valleyview District provided investigators with reasonable and probable grounds to support the charges. At this point the investigation has not revealed any victims in the community of Valleyview or in the Valleyview District area. Valleyview RCMP are continuing with their investigation.Current Status: Garry Wayne TODD, age 53 of the Valleyview area has been arrested and remanded into custody for appearance in Valleyview Provincial Court on April 5, 2007. Minister Day comments on dismantling of international child porn ring Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day Minister of Public Safety Date published: 2007-02-08 http://news.gc.ca Today, the Honourable Stockwell Day released the following statement in response to news that Austrian authorities have announced they have uncovered a large international Internet child pornography ring. “The sexual exploitation of children is a vile and abhorrent act, for which Canadians have zero tolerance. I can assure Canadians that our security forces will make every effort to ensure that our children are protected. I would like to take this opportunity to commend the Austrian authorities for striking a blow against child pornography. While it is yet to be confirmed if any offences have been committed in Canada, proper authorities are working to gather more information. The National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre – a part of the RCMP’s National Police Services - will play a key role in helping to identify the appropriate jurisdiction to pursue investigations, if they are warranted. I would like to commend the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre and the entire law enforcement community for all that they do to prevent the abduction, endangerment and sexual exploitation of children.” Ex-teacher won’t face sex charges By MONICA GRAHAM, Chronical Herald-NS, http://moncton101.spaces.live.com STELLARTON — The former Stellarton high school teacher at the centre of a police investigation won’t face sex or child pornography charges because the boys featured in homemade videos were over 14, the age of consent in Canada. The 66-year-old man will likely face charges of providing liquor to people under the age of 19 as well as drug and tobacco charges, Stellarton police said Tuesday. (cont’d...) (...cont’d)

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