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Police investigating complaints in child exploitation investigation

Sun January 20, 2013

The Saint John Police Force and the New Brunswick RCMP'S Internet Child Exploitation Unit have formed a Joint Forces Operation to investigate allegations of sexual abuse involving a 40-year-old Saint John man, Donald Snook. The investigative team is primarily working out of Saint John Police Force Headquarters and is comprised of officers who have training and expertise in these types of investigations.

To-date eight criminal charges have been laid in Provincial Court relating to Child Pornography, Child Exploitation, and Sexual Interference against Donald Snook. The technical investigation continues as it relates to the computer images.  Investigators are now tasked with identifying victims depicted in the computer images and potential victims, as information becomes known.

Since news of the arrest of Donald Snook last week, the Saint John Police Force and the RCMP have been contacted by several people, alleging they have been sexually abused by the 40 year old accused. These matters are currently under investigation. 

The police are continuing to gather evidence and are asking that anyone with any information relating to this matter contact the Saint John Police Force at 506-648-3333, RCMP at 1-888-506-7267 or N.B. Crime Stoppers anonymously online at www.crimenb.ca  or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).