The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a Saskatoon man with many child pornography offences, in relation to complaints received regarding three separate user profiles sharing child pornography through popular social media applications.
Joseph George CYR, age 53, has been charged with the following:
4 counts of Possession of Child Pornography – Sec. 163.1(4) CC
2 counts of Make Available Child Pornography – Sec. 163.1(3) CC
1 count of Transmits Child Pornography – Sec. 163.1(3) CC
The investigation identified the same person was associated to all three profiles and on April 10, 2019 members of the Saskatchewan ICE Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Saskatoon. Child pornography was located and a cellular phone and laptop seized. Joseph CYR was arrested at the residence, charged and held in custody overnight.
On April 11, 2019 Joseph CYR appeared in Saskatchewan Provincial Court in Saskatoon where he was released on numerous conditions and is scheduled to reappear on April 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the Internet.