The Manitoba RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) received several complaints from the RCMP National Child Exploitation Crime Centre regarding the possession of child pornography in western Manitoba. As a result of the complaint, on May 3, the ICE unit, the RCMP Digital Forensics Services Unit along with the assistance of Neepawa RCMP Detachment, executed a search warrant at a residence on Saskatchewan Drive in Arden, Manitoba.

Shawn Buchanan, 36, of Arden was arrested at the scene and has been charged with:

  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Accessing Child Pornography
  • Making Child Pornography Available
  • Luring x2
  • Fail to Comply

He was remanded into custody.

The RCMP ICE Unit is committed to combatting the online exploitation of children in Manitoba.