An online covert investigation by the BC Integrated Child Exploitation unit (BC ICE) has resulted in a conviction and one-year jail sentence for 31-year-old Prince George resident Nolan Liedke, according to an RCMP press release.
In addition to the sentence Liedke was also issued a two-year probation order and will be added to the national Sex Offender Registry.
The sentence, handed down in Prince George court on November 22, was the result of a 2015 investigation by the BC ICE unit. The investigation began in January, 2015, when a BC ICE covert online investigator, posing as a young child, began communicating online with a suspected adult male residing in the province of B.C. Although the investigator emphasized on several occasions that they were a child, the suspect engaged in dialogue and over a short period of time, proceeded to send sexually explicit images to the child (investigator) and graphic descriptions of sexual acts that he wanted to engage in with the child, according to the police press release.
The BC ICE unit identified the suspect after an extensive investigation. With the assistance of the Prince George RCMP and following a search warrant execution at his home in Prince George on March 23, 2015, Nolan Liedke was arrested and later formally charged for the offence of luring a child. A subsequent forensic analysis of devices seized from the home, revealed further evidence of Liedke’s online communications with the child.
This investigation illustrates the effectiveness of our online covert investigations program and furthermore speaks to the dedication and professionalism of our trained investigators, said Inspector Tyler Svendson, Officer in Charge of the RCMP Behavioural Sciences Group, in a press release.
Day in and day out, our investigators put their time and efforts into achieving the ultimate goal of keeping BC’s children safe and protected from online predators.
The BC RCMP ask that if you are aware of any incidents of online child exploitation, that you report it to your local police or through www.Cybertip.ca.