Former Hal-Con board member facing child pornography charges
Hal-Con says it is working to improve how it screens members of its team after a board member was arrested on child pornography charges.
Halifax Regional Police say they began an investigation on April 10, 2018 after receiving information from the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre that a Halifax man had posted child pornography online.
As a result of the investigation, the Internet Child Exploitation unit searched a home in the city on Thursday and seized electronic devices and media storage devices.
Phillip Travers Milo, 47, was arrested at the scene. He is facing charges of possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.
He is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date.
In a statement to Global News, Hal-Con executive director Jennifer Lambe said Milo is no longer with the organization.
“We were shocked to learn about the charges laid against Travers Milo,” Lambe wrote.
“Everyone is stunned, upset and at a loss to explain this.”
Lambe added that during his time with Hal-Con, they did not receive any complaints or had concerns raised about Milo.
She says they plan to consult with local law enforcement and security experts to determine a plan moving forward.
“The safety and well-being of our attendees and convention community is now, and will continue to be, of the utmost importance to us.”
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