DIGBY, N.S. – A Digby County woman has been arrested and a man from the UK has been charged for child pornography and assault-related offences.
The 40-year-old Digby County woman was arrested without incident by Meteghan RCMP on Oct. 4. She faces charges of Making Child Pornography and Making Arrangements to Commit Offences of Sexual Interference and Sexual Assault. She was released on conditions and will appear in Yarmouth Provincial Court on Jan. 4, 2019.
Her name had not been released by the RCMP. At the time of this posting because as of Oct. 11 the charges had not yet been laid or filed with the court. There is also a publication ban in the case due to the relationship between the woman and a victim of the case.
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Leon Paul Fraser, 44, of Algarkirk, UK, was arrested by Halifax Regional Police on Oct. 5 without incident at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. He has been charged with Making Child Pornography and Making Arrangements to Commit Offences of Sexual Interference and Sexual Assault. He was remanded into custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Oct. 11 at 1:30 p.m.
The Special Investigation Section of the RCMP and HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division assisted Meteghan RCMP and the investigation is ongoing.
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 Tip Line for reporting online sexual exploitation of children at www.cybertip.ca.