A 51-year-old man has been sentenced to 36 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an investigation into images of child sexual abuse.
The investigation began in early 2019. In May 2019, a search warrant was executed at a home in Ammon and a 49-year-old man was arrested at the scene. He was released on conditions pending further investigation.
On May 15, 2020, Wayne Wilfred Toole was charged with possession of and making available child pornography.
On February 18, 2021, Wayne Wilfred Toole returned to court and was sentenced to 36 months for possession of child pornography and 36 months for making available child pornography. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Wayne Wilfred Toole has been added to the National Sex Offender Registry for life, and will be required to submit a DNA sample. Following his release from prison, he will have to abide by conditions set out by the court, including not being around children.
The New Brunswick RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit includes members from the Saint John Police Force and the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force. The RCMP's Digital Forensic Services Unit, the RCMP Southeast District, and the RCMP National Child Exploitation Crime Centre were also involved in this investigation.