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Abbotsford man arrested on child porn charges

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Summary

Local realtor at the centre of child pornography investigation in the Fraser Valley

Several items seized in child porn bust in Abbotsford

ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) – A 33-year-old man from the Fraser Valley has been arrested and charged with several child pornography offences following a months-long investigation.

Abbotsford Police say in March and April of this year, their Major Crime investigators got information that someone was uploading images of sexual abuse involving a child. A suspect, identified now as Joshua James Kitsul, was identified in connection to the account linked to those images. Investigators searched his home late last month and seized computers, data storage devices and cell phones and they found material that revealed images of child porn.

Kitsul has been charged with possession of child pornography and two counts of making available child pornography.

Court documents show he is a realtor, consultant and is the face of Kitsul Realty Advisors Ltd.

He has been released from custody under the following court ordered conditions

  • Not to own, possess or access any device capable of accessing any computer network, including the internet except for work
  • Not to access or to be in possession of pornography of any kind
  • Not to be engaged in any activity that involves contact or communication with persons under the age of 18 using a computer system
  • Not to contact or communicate directly or indirectly with or be alone in the presence of any person who reasonably appears to be under 18 unless in the direct presence of an adult aware of the charges
  • Not to attend within 200 meters of any public park, school ground, daycare center, swimming pool, playground, rink, community center or recreational center where persons under the age of 18 are present or might reasonably be expected to be present
  • Not to contact or communicate with any person who is known to be involved in the sexual exploitation of children or trading or possessing child sexual materials

 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604.859.5225 or text 222973 (abbypd).