VPD credits Australian law in cracking child porn case
Vancouver police say the child porn case against a former private school teacher started in Australia.
Christopher Ingvaldson worked at St. Georges before he faced a number of charges for possesing and distributing child porn.
Speaking at the VPD's board meeting, Vice Detective Kate Caprarie says Australian police have tools to get information that officers in Canada just don't have.
"If you are arrested for any time of cyber crime in Australia, you must give up your username and password," Caprairie said. "I can only dream of that here in Canada."
Caprarie adds that law helped Australian police crack a child porn Facebook group, which led to search warrants around the world - including Vancouver.
She says Ingvaldson was arrested as a result of that warrant.
Of course it says it found someone with child pornography so it sounds great. But it means they could simply arrest anyone to impersonate them on the internet. Following the trend of arresting people and taking their assets. I just know authorities will use such laws for any purpose they can get away with, disregarding original intent.
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