Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal

CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE (CFNIS)

CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE (CFNIS)

August 08, 2013 14:30 ET

Military Police Lay Charges Against a Former Canadian Armed Forces Member for Child Porn-Related Offences

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 8, 2013) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), a unit within the Canadian Forces Military Police, charged a former Canadian Armed Forces member with offences related to child pornography on August 6, 2013.

Mr. Matthew Richervezeau, a 22-year-old former Canadian Armed Forces member at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, Alberta has been charged with 119 counts of child luring, breaches, and possession of child pornography.

The investigation into this incident was conducted by the CFNIS with the cooperation of other law enforcement agencies across North America.

"This is an exceptionally disturbing case of alleged child sexual exploitation using computers and social media. I am proud of the dedicated and professional Military Police investigators who have brought these allegations to light. It is through their dogged pursuit of the truth that we can now take this matter in front of the courts," said the Acting Canadian Forces Provost Marshal, Colonel Rob Delaney. "This is a grim reminder that there are predators out there who can and will use technology and social media to exploit our children's innocence - and it is our responsibility to protect these most vulnerable members of our society."

The CFNIS is a unit within the independent Canadian Forces Military Police Group whose mandate is to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to Department of National Defence property, Department of National Defence employees and Canadian Armed Forces personnel serving in Canada and around the world.

Contact Information

  • Information: 1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353
    www.forces.gc.ca

    Major Yves Desbiens
    Senior Public Affairs Officer
    Canadian Forces Provost Marshal
    and Canadian Forces Military Police Group
    613-949-1098
    yves.desbiens2@forces.gc.ca