June 19, 2014 11:00 am

Charges laid in Saskatchewan after Canada-wide child pornography bust

Eleven people in Saskatchewan facing charges after Canada-wide child pornography investigation.

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SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit has charged 11 people in the province after a Canada-wide child pornography investigation.

“Operation Snapshot III”, a multi-agency investigation which ran from Feb. 1 to May 27, focused on individuals utilizing file sharing networks where child sexual abuse media was disseminated.

The investigation also focussed on child exploitation networks.

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The Saskatchewan ICE unit conducted 15 investigations, resulting in 12 search warrants being executed throughout the province.

Numerous computers and media devices were seized and officials said thousands of images and video will be examined for court purposes.

Police arrested 11 people and said three other cases will be followed up in the next couple of weeks.

The following people in Saskatchewan have been charged:

  • Paul Anthony Burke, 33, from Saskatoon:
    Accessing Child Pornography
    Possession of Child Pornography
  •  Trevor Frank Harrison, 47, from Saskatoon
    Accessing Child Pornography
    Possession of Child Pornography
  • Russell Dennis Wolfe, 55, from Saskatoon
    Accessing Child Pornography
    Possession of Child Pornography
    Make Available Child Pornography
  • James Patrick Lalonde, 35, from Zenin Park
    Accessing Child Pornography
    Possession of Child Pornography
    Make Available Child Pornography
  • Kevin James Leibel, 41, from Balgonie
    Accessing Child Pornography
    Possession of Child Pornography
    Make Available Child Pornography
  • Todd Michael Fitzpatrick, 30, from Moose Jaw
    Accessing Child Pornography
    Possession of Child Pornography
    Make available Child Pornography
  • Ryan Christopher Palumbo, 27, from Yorkton
    Accessing Child Pornography
    Possession of Child Pornography
    Make Available Child Pornography
  • Gary Kevin Nuspl, 49, from Neilburg
    Accessing Child Pornography
    Possession of Child Pornography
    Unlawfully in a dwelling
    Theft under $5,000.00
    Interception of private communications
    Possession of Interception Devices
  • Devon James Kupiec, 23, from Regina
    Accessing Child Pornography
    Possession of Child Pornography
  • Terrance Wiggins, 33, from Manor
    Accessing Child Pornography
    Possession of Child Pornography
    Make Available Child Pornography
  • Todd Jason Staples, 30, from Pierceland
    Accessing Child Pornography
    Possession of Child Pornography
    Make Available Child Pornography
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