Two people are facing charges related to child pornography after two separate investigations in northern Manitoba.
A 21-year-old man from Churchill was sentenced on October 23 following an investigation into child pornography being uploaded to KIK, a social media app, in January 2017.
RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in the community, where they seized numerous electronic devices. It was then discovered that the suspect had also sexually assaulted a woman while she was unconscious.
Joshua Proulx has been charged with several child pornography charges as well as sexual assault and voyeurism. He was sentenced to 30 months behind bars.
Manitoba RCMP also investigated an incident where child pornography was uploaded to Google+ from an IP address in Flin Flon. Police searched a residence in the community and seized a device capable of connecting to the internet, despite the suspect’s probation orders.
Darwyn Wasylciw, 21, pled guilty to breaching probation, as well as possessing and accessing child pornography. He was sentenced to two years less a day and given a 20-year Sex Offender Information Registration Act order.
“Manitoba RCMP ICE (Internet Child Exploitation) Unit investigators work tirelessly on extremely difficult and sensitive cases,” said Sgt. Steve Rear, head of the ICE Unit.
“We cannot always talk about what we are investigating because our first priority is always the victim, but we are working hard to see these offenders end up in court and are held accountable for their actions.”