As a result of an investigation by the NT RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE), Marcus Bourke, a 22-year old-man from Fort Smith, has been charged with child pornography offences.

On September 17,  the ICE Unit, with the assistance of G Division Major Crime Unit, Fort Smith RCMP and Saskatchewan Digital Forensics Unit, executed a search warrant for electronic devices at a residence.

The suspect, Marcus Bourke, was arrested on scene without incident. He has since been released on strict conditions.

He has been charged with:

  • Two counts of Luring.
  • Two counts Possession of Child Pornography.

Marcus Bourke is scheduled to appear before the court on January 20, 2020.

The NT ICE Unit encourages anybody interested in learning about important topics such as online child exploitation, cyberbullying and internet safety to visit Cybertip.ca and ProtectKidsOnline.ca.

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