Fiddler has more court appearances on child porn charges

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A Saskatchewan man facing numerous child porn charges has had several court appearances and the matter continues to be adjourned.

Kyle Mansil Fiddler, 30, initially appeared in Weyburn Circuit Point but that courthouse is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and his matter is being heard in Estevan Provincial Court. Fiddler had more appearances March 29, March 15 and Feb. 8. He is now scheduled to appear on April 19 to speak to the matter.

Fiddler hasn’t entered a plea yet or elected how he wants to be tried.

The charges against Fiddler haven’t been proven in court.

Fiddler was released from custody in November 2020. He was arrested Oct. 21, 2020, after the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) obtained a search warrant for his Estevan home where they found child porn. Police seized his cell phone and computer for further forensic analysis.

Police say they launched the investigation after they received numerous complaints that someone was distributing child porn on social media. The investigation led police to Fiddler’s residence.

Fiddler is also charged with failing to comply with an order of prohibition. According to court records, this charge stems from a Toronto Police file where Fiddler was banned from using a computer to communicate with youth under the age of 16.

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist