Fort St. John man arrested in internet child sexual abuse case

The Fort St. John RCMP have arrested a man in connection with Project Salvo.

The individual was arrested Wednesday after the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre asked the Fort St. John RCMP to execute a warrant.

This is Constable Jackelynn Passarell. [asset|aid=1156|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f6b665832273ebfe7d203342ec3e9f0d-Jacklynn – 1_1_Pub.mp3]

So far 57 suspects have been arrested across the country. The National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre holds a national mandate to coordinate these types of investigations. [asset|aid=1157|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f6b665832273ebfe7d203342ec3e9f0d-Jacklynn – 2_1_Pub.mp3]

Officers from the RCMP and 35 other police departments from coast to coast have made a series of arrests in this child-sex investigation. 

In total 11 people have been arrested in BC, including people in Prince George, Quesnel, Victoria, Richmond and other lower mainland communities.

Police also say more arrests are pending in what is being called, the country’s largest ever coordinated investigation of Internet-based child sex abuse.