The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested and charged Shane Dale Pattison, age 26, of Marshall, Saskatchewan in relation to an ongoing investigation.
Shane Pattison was released with parole conditions in September, 2015. Pattison had been serving a five year sentence for a number of child pornography offences stemming from a 2010 ICE Unit investigation where he was charged with distribution of child pornography. As a result of that investigation, four children were rescued in the United States and British Columbia. We will not be providing specific details about the victims.
On March 22, 2016 the ICE Unit attended Pattison’s residence to check compliance with his parole conditions. Pattison was found to be in possession of several prohibited electronic devices and was arrested.
Subsequent investigation led to charges being laid against Shane Pattison including Accessing, Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography. In addition to the new charges, Pattison’s Parole has been revoked. Pattison was remanded in custody and will make his next court appearance in Provincial Court in Saskatoon on April 1, 2016. The police investigation continues.
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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