A man arrested by the Lanigan RCMP and subsequently charged with sexual exploitation, invitation to sexual touching and possession of child pornography was due in court again in Humboldt Monday morning.

24 year-old Nathan Michael Labatt was arrested in January.

Labatt's matter was adjourned until December 7th back in Humboldt.

Labatt was an active volunteer with a number of youth groups within the Roman Catholic church, the Ukrainian catholic church and Scouts Canada, he also attended various youth camps, retreats, and other events with these organizations in the province over the past five years.


Two people from Bruno arrested after a marijuana grow operation was allegedly detected in their home made another court appearance on Monday in Humboldt.

27 year-old Michaela Beck and 26 year-old Arash Alidousti are charged with production of a controlled substance. At the time of their arrest the RCMP found marijuana on Alidousti so they charged him with possession as well.

They will both return to Humboldt Provincial Court on December 7th.

The Mounties were tipped off of the possibility of a grow operation from the two accused's landlord.

A search of the residence led to the seizure of a number of plants, equipment and chemicals.