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Central Saanich Police have arrested a local man on multiple charges relating to possession and distribution of child pornography.

Christopher Michael Wakefield was charged on August 20 with four counts including Possession of Child Pornography, Accessing Child Pornography, Transmit, Distribute, Sell, Import or Export Child Pornography and Careless Storage of a Firearm. 

The arrest followed a raid by police in the Greater Victoria area, during which child abuse material and a firearm were seized.

Wakefield is bound by a number of conditions including:

  • Not to go to any park, public swimming area, theatre, community centre, daycare, school grounds, or playground where persons under the age of 16 years are present or can reasonably be expected to be present. 
  • Not to communicate with any person under 16 years old 
  • Not to engage in volunteer work or employment that brings you in contact with persons under the age of 16 years 
  • Not to engage in a relationship or continue dating any person who has children under the age of 16 years 

He is due to appear in court on October 5, 2020.