THE Surrey RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) announced an investigation om Friday which resulted in 52-year-old Surrey resident Elazar Reshef being charged with three counts of child pornography-related offences.
The investigation began in March 2019 as a result of a notification received from an electronic service provider, which alleged that an account user had child pornography in their possession. Surrey RCMP ICE immediately launched an investigation. Following an extensive review and forensic analysis of the evidence, charges were approved by the BC Prosection Services and an information sworn against Reshef on July 2.
Reshef has been in direct contact with children during his work as a teacher in the Delta School District. As a result, the Surrey RCMP are releasing this information in the interest of public safety and to further the police investigation.
Investigators have reviewed all available evidence and, at this point, no Lower Mainland children have been identified as potential victims. However, anyone who may have information that could assist in this investigation is asked to contact Surrey RCMP ICE investigators at 604-599-0502.
Surrey RCMP is the first detachment in British Columbia with its own RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit. This team of trained investigators is dedicated to protecting children from harm and vigorously pursuing those who access, distribute, or create child pornography.