Darrin Whittaker of Rush City, Minnesota arrested for possession of child pornography

On Wednesday June 16, 2010, Canada Border Service Agents intercepted a vehicle entering Canada at the Woodstock Road border crossing. Suspicious material was located and seized during a routine secondary screening of the vehicle. The driver and lone occupant, 40-year-old Darrin Whittaker of Rush City, Minnesota was arrested by CBSA and the RCMP.

On Thursday morning, Whittaker appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court to face charges of smuggling prohibited goods and possession of child pornography. He was remanded into custody and a bail hearing is scheduled for 1:30pm, Friday June 18th, in Woodstock Provincial Court.

A follow-up investigation is being conducted jointly by CBSA and J Division RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE).

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