Youth facing several charges from RCMP Internet Child Exploitation unit

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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.

 

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com

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