WINNIPEG — A 45-year-old Winnipeg is facing multiple child pornography charges including one that involves an infant as young as eight-months-old.
Greg Jamieson was arrested Monday after a lengthy police investigation.
The investigation started in mid-2016 when police were contacted by the National Centre for Missing Exploited Children regarding child sexual abuse images from a Winnipeg-based IP address.
In November 2016, an initial investigation of a Winnipeg resident showed child sexual abuse images involving victims as young as eight-months-old.
Police said Jamieson was arrested and charged with possessing and making child pornography. He was initially put in custody but then was granted bail.
Officers continued their investigation, which showed communication was established through a popular instant/live messaging streaming app, with an unidentified man in the United States (U.S.). The suspect was live streaming the sexual assault of a six-year-old child in care, police said.
“In this particular incident we still have a 6-year-old that’s being harmed, sexually assaulted, and abused, and you know it’s alarming, it’s troubling,” Signy Arnason with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection said Thursday.
The investigation showed that the American suspect was being directed to commit various sexual assaults against the child by an individual in Winnipeg.
As a result, on March 2, 2017, Jamieson was charged again with possessing and making child pornography. He was detained in custody.
Police are still trying to identity of the six-year-old victim who they believe is in the U.S.
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Technology experts said it’s places like the dark web that make the hunt for pedophiles that much more difficult.
“All of these different tactics are being exchanged making it more and more difficult for incredible police officers to find these horrific people doing these things to children,” Arnsason said.