2 face child porn charges after Iqaluit RCMP investigate Facebook luring

Two people in Iqaluit are facing child pornography charges after a police investigation into reports of child luring over Facebook, RCMP announced Thursday.

According to a news release, police received a complaint in February about a male "attempting to obtain explicit images from young females in Iqaluit over Facebook."

The RCMP launched an investigation, which led to search warrants being executed at two homes in the community Tuesday. Police say they obtained evidence during the searches which led to charges against two males — a 19-year-old adult and a 16-year-old youth.

The accused were not named by police.

The adult has been charged with two counts of child luring and one count of possessing child pornography. The youth is facing two counts of child luring, two counts of distributing child pornography, two counts of knowingly publishing publishing intimate images without consent, and one count of exposing himself to a person under 16 for a sexual purpose.

Both the accused were released with conditions after a bail hearing March 22. Their next court appearance is scheduled for May 22 in Iqaluit.