Man charged with three child porn offences in Abbotsford

Eric Andrew Ellingsen, 28, was arrested on Sept. 9

  • Sep. 29, 2015 6:00 a.m.
Man charged with three child porn offences in Abbotsford

A 28-year-old man has been charged with three child pornography offences following an investigation by the Abbotsford Police Department (APD).

Eric Andrew Ellingsen was arrested Sept. 9 after the APD’s major crime unit conducted an online investigation into the potential accessing, possessing and sharing of images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children.

In the weeks that followed, investigators identified a possible suspect involved.

Police obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s residence in Abbotsford and seized CDs, DVDs, phones and computers.

Ellingsen has since been charged with possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and distributing child porn.

He has been released on bail with conditions that include: no contact with anyone under the age of 18; no attendance at parks, playgrounds, swimming pools or recreation centres where people under the age of 18 could be present; and not possessing any electronic device capable o accessing the internet.

The APD is continuing to investigate. Anyone with information about Ellingsen s asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd).