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Lillooet RCMP makes child pornography arrest

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A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged with accessing and possessing child pornography.

Throughout the month of January, Lillooet RCMP received multiple tips through Crime Stoppers that 25-year-old Jack Edward Narcisse had been viewing child pornography on his home computer.

RCMP officers immediately launched an investigation, and executed a search warrant on Narcisse’s home, where they discovered child pornography downloaded from various Internet websites.

Lillooet detachment commander, Sergeant Ross Milward, says Narcisse was involved in summer camps and coaching within the community, but assures that although he was in a position of trust and authority, there are no indications that he has harmed anyone within the community.

“From our investigation to date, he was just accessing the Internet porn sites and downloading pornography from that,” Sgt. Milward said.

Narcisse has been released on a promise to appear with notice on the conditions that he abstain from communicating with children under the age of 18 or going any place where children will be present, and that he not possess a computer or access the Internet.

If convicted of the charges as an indictable offence, Narcisse faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a minimum sentence of 45 days. A summary conviction carries a maximum penalty of 18 months and a minimum penalty of 14 days.

Narcisse is scheduled to reappear in court in Lillooet on March 10. The RCMP have yet to interview several witnesses, and are still investigating.

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