Digby County man faces child pornography-related charges

A 21-year-old Digby County man has been arrested for child pornography offences.

Patrick Thibault of Smiths Cove is charged with luring a child, sexual exploitation of a young person, and possession of child pornography and is due in court on June 26th.

RCMP say investigators were directed to the home after being contacted by the Walworth County Sherriff's Office in Wisconsin.

A 12-year-old victim and a parent contacted authorities to report that the girl had been exploited online.

Through a combined effort, RCMP say law-enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada were able to determine that the suspect lived in Smiths Cove.