Redvers man arrested on child pornography charges

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a man from Redvers with child pornography offences, following an investigation that began in August into the online accessing of child pornography through file sharing networks.

Members of the ICE Unit and the Carlyle RCMP detachment executed a search warrant at a residence in Redvers that was identified as the location where the offences were occurring.

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Child pornography was located at the residence and two computers and a mobile phone were seized for further forensic analysis.

Vernon J. Zelionka, 45, of Redvers was arrested at the location and has been charged with possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography, both under the Criminal Code of Canada.

He appeared before a Saskatchewan justice of the peace in Carlyle, where he was released from custody on numerous conditions. He was back in court on Oct. 14.

Zelionka is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the Internet.

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