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Callam Senyk-O’Flanagan has hired a second lawyer

Former Sudbury reporter facing child pornography charges has retained Toronto lawyer Michael Lacy as co-counsel with Jacob Gauthier, matter is adjourned to March 10
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Former Sudbury reporter Callam Senyk-O’Flanagan (also known as Callam Rodya) has retained the services of criminal defence lawyer Michael Lacy as co-counsel. (File)

Former Sudbury reporter Callam Senyk-O’Flanagan (also known as Callam Rodya) has retained the services of criminal defence lawyer Michael Lacy as co-counsel in the case against him for possessing and distribution of child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

Lacy will work alongside Jacob Gauthier, who has been representing Senyk-O’Flanagan since he was charged in February 2019.

Lacy was successful in having charges withdrawn against Sudbury nephrologist Dr. Ian MacDonald, who was facing nine charges related to child pornography. Lacy successfully argued search warrants granted to investigators were invalid.

Gauthier asked the matter be adjourned two weeks to allow Lacy to review the information. It will return to court on March 10 to set a date.

Senyk-O’Flanagan has not yet entered a plea.

He is facing two counts of accessing, five counts of possession and three counts of making available child pornography. One count of possession of cocaine will be dealt with March 10, but will be dealt with through diversion.

Senyk-O’Flanagan was a former reporter in Sudbury under the name “Callam Rodya.”

**Sudbury.com is opting to change how we describe material that shows the sexual abuse of children, as we feel “child pornography” is an inaccurate term that equates sexual abuse with legal pornography. We feel “child sexual abuse material” is a more accurate term. However, under the Criminal Code, ‘child pornography’ is how such charges are described, so when listing charges only, Sudbury.com will use the term ‘child pornography.