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Substitute Teacher Facing Multiple Child Pornography Charges


Friday, July 7, 2023 - A Winnipeg man who has served as a substitute teacher is multiple school divisions throughout the city was arrested and faces several child pornography charges.


Police said that in January 2023, the Internet Child Exploitation Unit, also known as ICE, was alerted that child sexual abuse imagery was uploaded to an IP address within the city of Winnipeg.

ICE officers identified a suspect and a single-family residence associated with the IP address and, on July 5, executed a search warrant in the Seven Oaks neighbourhood. Police discovered child sexual abuse imagery during the search, and several electronic storage devices were seized.

Through the investigation it was determined that the suspect had been employed as a teacher in multiple school divisions within Winnipeg and within the province for approximately the last fifteen (15) years.

Alan Lindsay Veness, 59, of Winnipeg, has been charged with the following offences:

- Possession of Child Pornography

- Accessing Child Pornography

Veness was released on a Release Order as mandated by the Criminal Code.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information wishing to speak to investigators can call 204-986-6172.

The Winnipeg Police Service is committed to protecting youth and those at risk of sexual exploitation. The Winnipeg Police Service encourages parents to continue to talk to their children about internet safety.

The public is encouraged to report any child sexual abuse imagery (child pornography). Reports can be made by calling the non-emergency line at 204-986-6222, Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477), or online at: https://www.cybertip.ca.

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