U.S. Man Sentenced to 2.5 Years for Trying to Smuggle Child Porn into Canada

U.S. Man Sentenced to 2.5 Years for Trying to Smuggle Child Porn into Canada

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

A U.S. man has been handed a 30-month jail sentence after pleading guilty in a Winnipeg courtroom to attempting to smuggle child pornography into Canada.

Robert William Roske of Minnesota attempted to enter Canada at the Sprague, Manitoba crossing on July 30, 2015. He was referred for a secondary examination, where officers searched his electronic devices and found suspected child pornography.

Roske was arrested and his devices were seized. The Canada Border Services Agency later found a total of 1,954 images and 389 video files of child pornography.

The prairie region CBSA made 22 seizures of suspected child pornography in 2015. So far this year, five suspected child pornography seizures have been made.

— Staff


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