Nunavik arrest three in suspected child pornography operation

“None of the victims appear to be from Nunavik”

The Nunavik Police Service went from an almost full complement of 86 officers in February to just 66 this month, says Chief Jean-Pierre Larose. (File photo by Sarah Rogers)

By Sarah Rogers

Nunavik police say they’ve arrested three suspects for the possession and distribution of child pornography.

A joint investigation by both the Kativik Regional Police Force and the Sûreté du Québec led to the arrest of three suspects in separate communities this month, on Oct. 8, 20 and 21.

The suspects were intercepted in homes in Akulivik, Kuujjuraaapik and Umiujaq, the KRPF said in an Oct. 23 news release.

The police said investigators seized a number of electronic devices from those homes, all of which have been sent to the SQ’s technical unit for analysis.

“None of the victims appear to be from Nunavik,” said the KRPF’s Deputy Chief Jean-François Morin. “We want to protect youth both in and outside of Nunavik from further child abuse and neglect.”

All three suspects have been arrested, but the police said that charges have yet to be laid. The KRPF did not indicate if the trio was working together as a network.

The police said the investigation is ongoing.

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