May 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Updated: May 17, 2018 2:57 pm

Digby County man, 21, charged after Wisconsin girl allegedly exploited online

A 21-year-old man from Digby County is facing child pornography charges.

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A 21-year-old man from Smiths Cove, N.S., is facing child porn charges after police received information that a girl from Wisconsin was being exploited online.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they were directed to the suspect’s home after being contacted by the Walworth County Sherriff’s Office in Wisconsin.

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Mounties were told the parents of a 12-year-old told authorities that their daughter was being exploited online.

Officers in both Canada and the United States were able to determine the suspect lived in Smiths Cove.

As a result of the investigation, the RCMP’s ICE Unit searched the Smiths Cove home on Wednesday.

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Patrick Thibault was arrested at the scene and charged with luring a child, sexual exploitation of a young person and possession of child pornography.

He was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in court on June 26.

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