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Happy Valley-Goose Bay man facing child porn charge

Val Oliver, 52, has been charged with possession of child pornography.
Val Oliver, 52, has been charged with possession of child pornography. - Courtesy of Facebook
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. —

A 51-year-old Happy Valley-Goose Bay man has been arrested on a charge of possession of child pornography. Val Oliver appeared in court today and was released on bail. He is scheduled to return to court on April 10.

According to a press release from the RCMP, on September 26, 2018, the RCMP/RNC Integrated Internet Child Exploitation (IICE) unit received a complaint from the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) regarding the transmission of child pornography. 

On Feb. 21, the IICE unit, with the assistance of Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP and officers from the Criminal Intelligence Services Newfoundland and Labrador (CISNL), executed a search warrant at a residence in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.   According to the RCMP, child pornography was found in the home.

Oliver, a former communications manager with the Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, is also facing an unrelated charge of sexual assault. He is scheduled to go to trial on that charge on April 10 as well.

Oliver owned a local media company, Val Media, which also took school photos on the north coast of Labrador in 2018 and was a former communcations director for Labrador MP Yvonne Jones.

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