Masstown man arrested on child pornography charges

May 21, 2024
Masstown, Nova Scotia

News release

The RCMP Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested a Masstown man for child pornography offences.

Yesterday, the RCMP ICE Unit, assisted by Colchester County District RCMP and RCMP Digital Forensic Services, executed a search warrant at a home in Masstown.

Investigators were directed to the residence after Lincoln City Police (Oregon, U.S.) advised that a person was communicating with a person believed to be a child online in a sexual manner.

As a result of the search and subsequent investigation, Wayne Missons, 25, has been charged with:

  • Luring a Child
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Transmitting Child Pornography
  • Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child
  • Inciting Bestiality

Missons was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Court on July 10, 2024.

In Nova Scotia, it's mandatory for citizens to report suspected child pornography. Anyone who encounters child pornography material or recordings must report it to the police. Failing to report suspicious activity and materials could result in penalties similar to failure to report child abuse set out in the Child and Family Services Act.

The RCMP encourages citizens to be a voice for children who are victims of sexual exploitation by reporting any suspected offences to their local police or by using Canada's National tip line for reporting online sexual exploitation of children at www.cybertip.ca.

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Contact information

Cpl. Guillaume Tremblay
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
rcmpns-grcne@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

File number: 2023-1562586

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