21-year-old North Vancouver man facing child pornography charges

Nov 27 2019, 9:30 am

A 21-year-old North Vancouver man is facing child pornography charges following an investigation that begin in August of last year.

In a release this week, North Vancouver RCMP said the investigation began when the British Columbia Integrated Child Exploitation Unit (BC ICE) received information from the National Child Exploitation Co-ordination Centre (NCECC) “pertaining to an individual residing in the Vancouver area who had allegedly posted photos of suspected child pornography to a photo sharing website.”

BC ICE initiated the investigation, and determined the suspect was a resident of North Vancouver.

This information was forwarded to North Vancouver RCMP, who executed a search warrant at a residence in the community as a result.

And on November 7, police said, 21-year-old Dylan Phillips was charged with one count each of luring, possession, access, and made available child pornography.

He was released from custody with conditions and is expected to appear in North Vancouver court on December 11, 2019.

“If anyone has any information regarding Mr. Phillips, or similar allegations we encourage them to contact the police in their jurisdiction to report their concerns,” police said.

In the meantime, police said all children identified during the course of this investigation, along with their families are receiving support.

With the investigation now before the courts, police said they are unable to provide any further information on the case at this time.