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Kelowna RCMP make multiple arrests related to child exploitation

5 unrelated search warrants all lead to arrests

The Kelowna RCMP Integrated Child Exploitation Unit has executed five search warrants in two months with all resulting in arrests. 

All of the warrants were for unrelated cases involving the possession and distribution of child sex abuse materials. 

Each suspect was released with conditions unspecified by the RCMP. 

The Kelowna RCMP works to educate children on internet safety. The ICE Unit has also engaged in school presentations and awareness sessions for community groups and the SD23 Board of Education. 

“Combining enforcement and education, ICE investigators remain highly dedicated to combating this issue in our community,” said Sgt. Tim Russell of the Vulnerable Persons Unit. “Our message to those possessing and trafficking in Child Sexual Abuse Material is clear: Stop. You will be found and held accountable.”

Victims of sextortion and online luring are encouraged to report the incident to the Kelowna RCMP. Resources for support can be found a and 

Brittany Webster

About the Author: Brittany Webster

I am a video journalist based in Kelowna and capturing life in the Okanagan
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