Tracadie man sentenced on child pornography charges

A Tracadie man will spend the next 16 months behind bars for possessing and distributing child pornography.

26-year-old Frederick Basque was sentenced on Tuesday on charges stemming from an investigation by the RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation Group in 2016.

In addition to jail time, Basque is prohibited from being around anyone younger than 16-years-old for five years and will be registered on the National Sex Offenders Registry for life.

(with files from CKLE)