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Gretna church pastor arrested, facing child pornography charges

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A pastor from a church in Gretna was arrested by RCMP last Saturday and is facing numerous charges of voyeurism, production of child pornography and possessing child pornography.

The RCMP said charges to the 34-year-old man came after two female youths had found a mobile device in a washroom at a Moose Lake Provincial Park residence at which they were staying in the summer of 2012.

Still images and video of the two youths, who are from the RM of Rhineland, were discovered. A report to the RCMP was not made until December 2013 so a criminal investigation began at that time.

Police said the man "took advantage of his role in the community to access potential victims" and that there are multiple victims.

The man is no longer in his position with the church.

He was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court in Steinbach on June 26.

RCMP ask that anyone with information about this case please contact the Altona RCMP Detachment at 204-324-5217 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip on-line at www.manitobacrimestoppers.comor text "TIPMAN" plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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