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Saint John Man Sentenced Child Pornography - May. 29, 2019

A 37-year-old Saint John man has been sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an investigation into child pornography and images of child sexual abuse.

The investigation began in December, 2016, after information was received from a policing agency in the United Kingdom. In September, 2017, the New Brunswick RCMP`s Internet Child Exploitation Unit arrested a man in Saint John in connection with the investigation.

Patrick Kingsley Knowles was charged with making child pornography (written material) and accessing child pornography. He was sentenced in Saint John Provincial Court on May 28, 2019.

Patrick Kingsley Knowles has been added to the National Sex Offender Registry for life, and will be required to submit a DNA sample. Following his release from jail, he will have to abide by conditions set out by the court, including not being around children for 20 years. He is also prohibited from possessing a firearm for life.

The RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation Unit includes members of the Saint John and Kennebecasis Regional Police Forces. The RCMP's Integrated Technological Crime Unit in New Brunswick and the RCMP National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre were also involved in this investigation.
Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh
 New Brunswick RCMP