Saskatoon Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
A Saskatoon man has been arrested and charged with child pornography-related offences by the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit.
The ICE unit, consisting of investigators from the RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, and Prince Albert Police Service, executed a search warrant on January 17, 2024, at a Saskatoon residence where the offences were believed to have taken place. Following a forensic examination of multiple electronic devices, the authorities arrested 36-year-old Matthew Wood. Wood now faces charges including possession, making available, and distributing child pornography.
While the investigation is ongoing, additional charges may be brought against Wood in due course. He appeared in court today and has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance, scheduled for January 19, 2024.
The ICE Unit’s primary mandate is to investigate crimes involving the exploitation and abuse of children on the internet. By collaborating with various law enforcement agencies, they work tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of vulnerable children.
For media inquiries regarding this case, please contact S/Sgt. Tim Failler from the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-986-6164.
It is essential to emphasize that incidents like these highlight the pressing need for continued efforts to combat child exploitation. The internet can be a dangerous place, and it is crucial for parents, guardians, and the community at large to remain vigilant in protecting children from online predators. Education, awareness, and open communication are vital tools in preventing such heinous crimes and ensuring the safety of our children.
As this case progresses through the legal system, it serves as a reminder that the fight against child exploitation requires constant vigilance and collaboration among law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and individuals. The Saskatchewan ICE Unit’s commitment to investigating and prosecuting those who commit these crimes is unwavering, and they will continue to work tirelessly to protect children and hold offenders accountable.
(For Court Info Number: 991256231)
(Occurrence Number: 24-5523)