Thunder Bay Police BEAR Unit Arrests Child Pornography Distributor

Thunder Bay Police Service

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police Service officers have arrested an accused male who has been linked to an ongoing investigation involving images of child pornography.

Members of the service’s Cyber Crimes Unit began an investigation in September 2019 after receiving information about the possible distribution of child pornography.

An investigation identified a suspect known to travel regularly to Thunder Bay. The investigation also found the images being uploaded were consistent with child pornography.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5 the accused was located at the Thunder Bay International Airport by members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Break and Enter and Armed Robbery (BEAR) Unit.

The accused was arrested without incident.

Wendell Joseph Morgan SAKANEE, 22, of Lansdowne House, Ont., is charged with Child Pornography: Importing and Distributing.

Wendell Joseph Morgan SAKANEE appeared in bail court on Thursday, February 6, 2020, and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.