UPDATE: Bernard White of St. John’s arrested in child porn ring

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The St. John’s man arrested in connection with an international child pornography bust is 68-year-old Bernard White, The Telegram has learned.

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White first appeared in provincial court in late June and was released on bail shortly afterwards. He is scheduled to be back before a judge on Dec. 9.

White has one conviction on his criminal record — failing to stop at the scene of an accident, dating back to 1989.

The RNC says White was arrested without incident on a warrant by members of the RNC Child Exploitation Unit.

He was located in Toronto with the assistance of the RCMP National Child Exploitation investigators and returned to this province.

He faces charged with accessing child pornography and possessing child pornography.

His arrest was part of Project Spade.

According to Canadian Press, almost 400 children were rescued from exploitation and hundreds of suspects arrested in an investigation that began in Toronto.

The investigation spanned more than 50 countries.

Those arrested included 108 from Canada, including 50 from Ontario.

The RNC is asking anyone who has any information in relation to this incident or any other incident involving child pornography to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). I

Information can also be provided anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

 

rgillingham@thetelegram.com

Twitter: @TelyCourt

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(Earlier story)

St. John’s man, 68, charged in child pornography investigation

A 68-year-old St. John’s man is facing child pornography-related charges, the RNC announced today.

The accused has already appeared in St. John’s provincial court and his case is scheduled to be called again Dec. 9.

The RNC says the man was arrested without incident by members of the RNC Child Exploitation Unit. The accused was located in Toronto with the assistance of the RCMP National Child Exploitation investigators and returned to Newfoundland where he was charged with accessing child pornography and possessing child pornography.

This arrest was part of Project Spade.

The RNC is asking anyone who has any information in relation to this incident or any other incident involving child pornography to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

Organizations: RNC Child Exploitation Unit, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Toronto, Newfoundland

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  • Gerri
    November 15, 2013 - 10:26

    Big Cudos to the RNC Child Exploitation Unit ....excellent work!! To all you child predators out there...just remember "you can run but you can't hide" if you are not caught in the midst of these horrendous crimes also remember that these innocent children grow up and become adults and they WILL tell.