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Abbotsford man charged with child porn offences

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Jenni Sheppard May 15, 2017 4:15 am 2,247

An Abbotsford man is facing three child pornography charges after police allegedly found images of child pornography on devices in his home.

Joshua James Kitsul, 33, has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography and two counts of making available child pornography.

According to a release from Abbotsford Police, their investigation began after they received information that an internet subscriber was uploading child sexual abuse images.

Police say Kitsul was identified as connected to that internet account and so investigators searched his home on April 28.

According to police, they seized numerous computers, data storage devices and cell phones, which on examination, allegedly contained images of child pornography.

Kitsul was arrested on April 29, and has now been charged and released, under the following court-ordered conditions:

  • Not to own, possess or access any device capable of accessing any
    computer network, including the internet except for work
  • Not to access or to be in possession of pornography of any kind
  • Not to be engaged in any activity that involves contact or communication
    with persons under the age of 18 using a computer system
  • Not to contact or communicate directly or indirectly with or be alone in the
    presence of any person who reasonably appears to be under 18 unless in
    the direct presence of an adult aware of the charges
  • Not to attend within 200 metres of any public park, school ground, daycare
    centre, swimming pool, playground, rink, community centre or recreational
    centre where persons under the age of 18 are present or might reasonably
    be expected to be present
  • Not to contact or communicate with any person who is known to be involved in the sexual exploitation of children or trading or possessing child sexual materials

Anyone with any information about this investgation is urged to call Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or text them at 222973.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact BC Crime Stoppers on 1-800-222-8477 or online at bccrimestoppers.com.


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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.

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