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Nova Scotia teen charged with making child porn, sexual assault

The RCMP say a 19-year-old was arrested after the search of a home in the community of Westville.

A sheriff holds a door open at a Halifax courtroom.

Staff / Metro Halifax

A sheriff holds a door open at a Halifax courtroom.

A 19-year-old man is facing six charges including sexual assault, sexual interference and making child pornography after the search of a home in Nova Scotia.

The RCMP say on Oct. 11 the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit searched a house in Westville and arrested 19-year-old Brett MacBeth.

The teen is charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, making child pornography and three counts of possession of child pornography.

Const. Mandy Edwards with the Nova Scotia RCMP ICE Unit said in an interview that police know of multiple victims within Nova Scotia, and there could be more.

“All the evidence has not been analyzed as of yet, so we’re still going through the evidence and trying to identify persons in those images who may be victims,” Edwards said.

Police are not releasing the age or gender of the victims.

“We just do not want to identify the victims, for their protection,” Edwards said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the ICE Unit at 902-720-5340.

MacBeth appeared in court on Thursday and will stay behind bars until in his next appearance on Oct. 17.

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