The New Brunswick RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit and Crime Stoppers is asking people to share pictures via their social media networks of a man sought in an ongoing investigation into a sexual assault against a child and the production of child sexual abuse images.
The pictures are captured from a video in which a man is abusing a girl approximately 3 years old. The video first appeared on the Internet in 2005, and since then various police agencies across North America have attempted to identify the man and victim. It is believed the video was produced somewhere in North America and that the girl is likely between 10 and 12 years of age today. The video came to the attention of the New Brunswick RCMP during an unrelated investigation.
"We're not sure if the man or the girl are from New Brunswick but we do know that New Brunswickers have a vast array of connections via social media around the world," says Cpl. Jean-Marc Paré of the RCMP's ICE Unit. "We're asking people to distribute the images of this man via their social media networks and encourage their friends to share it in the hope that someone will know who he is and contact police."
The man is described as Caucasian, approximately 180 to 200 pounds, with brown hair. He has a distinctive dark circular mark on his right forearm and a ring on his left hand.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact their local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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