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Routine stop nets child porn suspect

A routine traffic stop by Richmond Mounties recently netted them a man wanted on child pornography charges.

Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton said Geoffrey Scott Ambridge, 29, was arrested after being pulled over by police for a Motor Vehicle Act infraction.

It turned out that Ambridge, a resident of Surrey, was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for charges of possession of child pornography and was taken in custody, and will be relocated to Alberta to face those outstanding criminal charges.

"Our road safety officers are often the fist line of investigation for arrests like this one," Ashton said. "They deal with so many people during their vehicle stops and they are always looking beyond the motor vehicle act."

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