Chilliwack realtor in trouble over child pornography charges

Ian Robert Meissner is alleged to have accessed, possessed and imported or distributed child pornography.

Sixty two year old real estate agent Ian Robert Meissner faces five charges related to child pornography.

Sixty two year old real estate agent Ian Robert Meissner faces five charges related to child pornography.

A Chilliwack realtor and former Rotary Club president faces five child-pornography charges.

Sixty two year old Ian Robert Meissner is due in court Tuesday (Oct. 18) where he’ll likely be arraigned on two counts of possessing child pornography, two counts of accessing child pornography and one count of importing or distributing child pornography.

“The RCMP takes child pornography very seriously, ensuring children are protected from exploitation,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.

Meissner has deep community ties in Chilliwack.

A past director of the Chilliwack Arts Council and past president of the Chilliwack Real Estate Board, Meissner assumed the role of president of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack in late June. He stepped down last week.

Because Chilliwack Crown counsel lawyer Paul Blessin is a director of that same Rotary Club, a conflict of interest will prevent him from prosecuting the case.

Abbotsford Crown counsel Sylvia Domaradski will handle it.