At 6:05 a.m. this morning, officers assigned to the ICE Unit, assisted by officers from the HRP/RCMP Integrated Vice Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence on Trinity Avenue, in Dartmouth. A man was arrested at the scene without incident. The subsequent search resulted in the seizure of computer equipment.
Through the course of the investigation, officers also became aware of a sexual assault during which the man is alleged to have touched a child, who is known to him, in a sexual manner. In addition, investigators have determined that some of the images were of this child and another who was also known to the suspect.
A Forty-five-year-old Dartmouth man faces charges of possessing, producing and distributing child pornography. He is also charged with sexual assault and sexual interference. He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.