Chilliwack RCMP investigation determines that content of books in schools does not meet the definition of child pornography
2023-02-22 13:01 PST
File # 2023-6412
The Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit has reviewed the content of concern and has determined that it does not meet the legal definition of child pornography.
On Friday, February 17, 2023, the Chilliwack RCMP received a report alleging that written publications within School District #33 school libraries contained child pornography.
An investigator from the Chilliwack RCMP’s Serious Crime Section has reviewed the publications containing the
most concerning material identified by the complainant. The investigation has determined that this content does not meet the definition of child pornography under the Criminal Code of Canada.
This is a serious allegation and one that caused many parents great concern in our community, says Sergeant Krista Vrolyk, Media spokesperson for the Chilliwack RCMP.
Police have a duty to investigate these allegations but it became clear to the investigator who has years of experience in investigating Child Pornography offences, that, while the material may be deemed inappropriate or concerning to some people, it does not constitute Child Pornography.
Sgt. Krista Vrolyk
NCO i/c Crime Prevention and Operations Support
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
45924 Airport Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1A2
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