Man charged with sex crimes against child in Qatar
A Canadian man has been charged with sex offences involving a child that were alleged to have taken place in Doha while he was working here.
Bradley Raymond Chanin made his first appearance on Friday morning in Saskatoon Provincial Court on charges of sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and making child pornography.
He was remanded in custody.
A publication ban protects the identity of the alleged victim, who was under age 12.
She is said to be “school-aged” — police will not say exactly how old she is — but have indicated there was some sort of unspecified “relationship” between the girl, who now resides in Thailand.
It’s alleged the offences occurred between 2006 and 2009.
“Evidence that we found during the course of the first (investigation) that we did back in December 2012 led us to this other investigation, which led us to these additional charges,” Staff Sgt. Ron Weir, provincial coordinator with the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE), said Friday.
Asked about the cost of the investigation, Weir said, “You just can’t put any kind of a price tag on the safety of our children,” he said.
“We just wanted to make sure that the victim was taken care of and that the (alleged) offender is brought in front of the courts.”
He said the girl is in a safe situation. “She’s doing fine. And the family’s doing fine.”
Source: Leader Post