Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 11, 2009 16:18 ET

Child Pornography Charge Laid in Relation to CFB Halifax Incident

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2009) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), an independent unit within the Canadian Forces Military Police, charged a civilian contractor with an offence related to child pornography today. The charge was laid against a civilian contractor of the Department of National Defence (DND) after he was found in possession of child pornography at his work station at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax in December 2008.

Mr. Robert Yi has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography as defined by Section 163.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Mr. Yi's alleged actions did not jeopardize the security or any of the functions of any military computer systems.

The investigation into this incident was conducted by the CFB Halifax Formation Military Police Section and the CFNIS.

The Military Police and the CFNIS consider child pornography to be a serious matter and will thoroughly investigate any allegations of accessing, possession, or distribution of child pornography related to Canadian Forces personnel, civilian DND employees, or any other person on DND property.

The CFNIS is an independent Military Police unit with the mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to National Defence property, DND employees and CF personnel serving in Canada and around the world.

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