The RCMP's Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested a White Point man for child pornography offences, according to a release the police service issued on July 20.
On July 18, the RCMP's ICE Unit searched a home in White Point. The RCMP's Technological Crime Unit, and members of Queens and Lunenburg District RCMP assisted.
Steven John Croft, 45, was arrested without incident. He has been charged with possession, distribution and accessing child pornography. He has been remanded and is scheduled to return to Bridgewater Provincial Court today.
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 tipline for reporting online sexual exploitation of children at www.cybertip.ca.