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Hanmer man arrested on child pornography charges

Man released on bail, will be back in court March 22
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A 41-year-old man from Hanmer was arrested and charged on March 6 after evidence of child pornography was located at a Greater Sudbury residence. (File)

A 41-year-old man from Hanmer was arrested and charged on March 6 after evidence of child pornography was located at a Greater Sudbury residence.

In February 2019, two separate websites reported that a Greater Sudbury resident was distributing child pornography by streaming content to other users of the websites. 

The investigations were forwarded to the Greater Sudbury Police Service Cyber Crime Unit with the assistance of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the United States and the RCMP National Child Exploitation Coordination Center (NCECC).

On March 6, a search warrant was executed at a Greater Sudbury residence where computers, cell phones and storage devices were seized. Police report evidence of child pornography was located during an initial forensic preview.

As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old man from Hanmer was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of Child Pornography - three counts
  • Distributing Child Pornography - two counts

The man attended bail court on March 7 and 8 to answer to the charges. He was released on a recognizance of bail with a number of conditions and his next court appearance is March 22.




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