Daniel Paul Raymond Maxwell charged on Gabriola with possession of child pornography

Derek Kilbourn

Sounder News

Wednesday, July 31 2019

Daniel Paul Raymond Maxwell appeared in Nanaimo Court on July 23 charged with possession of child pornography.

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet, Senior Media Relations Officer with the RCMP E Division provided some details into the case.

According ot Shoihet, on September 17, 2018, the Gabriola RCMP Detachment received information from the BC Integrated Child Exploitation Unit (BC ICE) in relation to a Gabriola resident, who was allegedly in possession of child pornography. An investigation was immediately launched.

After several months of investigation including the execution of search warrants, evidence to support the allegations has been gathered. On May 29, 2019 Daniel Maxwell, 63, was charged with 1 count each of possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and making child pornography. 

Shoihet said the court process prevents her from disclosing any specifics with respect to evidence, including details around the items which Maxwell is alleged to have been in possession of.

She was also not able to confirm his current place of residence, only, “that at the time offences occurred they allegedly occurred on Gabriola Island and he was a resident at that time.”

According to BC Court Services, Maxwell is next scheduled to appear in Nanaimo court on September 17, 2019.

Maxwell is the third person on Gabriola since 2014 charged with Possession of Child Pornography. 

There is no suggestion from court documents or RCMP that there is a connection between Maxwell and the two previous persons charged.