Youth facing several charges from RCMP Internet Child Exploitation unit

An RCMP patrol vehicle. (CKLB file photo.)

The RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit has laid several charges against an NWT youth.

Police say they charged the minor on Saturday and will not be releasing their name under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The charges include:

  • Distribution of intimate images without consent
  • Voyeurism
  • Extortion
  • Assault
  • Uttering threats

Corporal Sandi Nischk is the lead officer of the ICE unit.

“We want to bring these charges to the public’s attention, to show that our unit can, and will, thoroughly investigate this type of file,” Nischk said in a statement. “We hope that these charges will both prevent this type of crime and provide hope to those who have been victims, that there may be justice.”

The RCMP said it will not release the community or “area of jurisdiction” to prevent the identification of the youth.


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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis was a reporter with CKLB from January 2019 to March 2023. In his time with CKLB, he had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures.