A Vancouver Police investigation into child sexual abuse material initiated in 2018 has led to Ryan Jones, a 42-year-old Vancouver man, pleading guilty to child pornography charges.
“This case began in October 2018 as a proactive investigation targeting offenders using peer-to-peer file sharing networks to trade child sexual abuse material,” said Constable Tania Visintin on Friday. “Jones was identified as a suspect immediately. A search warrant of his residence was executed in March 2019 and multiple devices were seized.”
Jones plead guilty to possession of child pornography and making child pornography available.
Vancouver Police Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) investigators located over 2,300 images and 55 videos of child pornography. The ages of the victims in the material ranged from three to 10 years. The children were engaged in various horrific and violent sexual acts.
“Police target suspects who share child sexual abuse images and videos using a variety of peer-to-peer file sharing networks. The downloading and hoarding of child sexual abuse material fuels the market and leads to direct harm to children,” noted Visintin. “Our ICE investigators have worked methodically and diligently on this disturbing file.”
Jones has received a sentence of nine months in custody and two years’ probation.