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Sudbury man arrested on child pornography charges

Callam Rodya facing 10 charges
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Callam Rodya

Updated Feb. 14 at 6:45 p.m.

Callam Rodya appeared in bail court Thursday afternoon. He appeared stoic as he was released on $1,500 bail under the supervision of his mother in law. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 20 at 9:30 a.m.

Both the defence and the Crown requested a publication ban on the case, which the court granted.

Rodya must meet a number of conditions as part of his release.

He is prohibited from attending any public area where children under the age of 18 might be present, such as playgrounds, beaches, high school or daycare centre.

He cannot be in the company of any child under 18 years of age unless under the direct supervision of an adult or guardian of youth or child.

He is not to possess or consume an unlawful drugs or substances.

He is prohibited from possessing or using any computer device, including smartphones, laptops or desktop computers or video game systems capable of accessing the internet, unless it's at work and for work purposes.

He cannot have an account with any internet service provider, and his assurer (mother-in-law) must protect any device capable of accessing the internet with a password.

*CTV announced on Feb. 14 that it has suspended Rodya.

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A 32-year-old man and member of the city media faces a number of child porn-related charges.

Callam Senyk-O'Flanagan — better known as Callam Rodya — is charged with three counts each of possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography, making available child pornography and one count of possession of a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

In October of 2018, the Greater Sudbury Police Service Cyber Crime Unit identified a Greater Sudbury resident downloading Child Pornography using a file sharing site between October 2018 and February 2019.

On Feb. 13, 2019, a search warrant was executed at a Greater Sudbury residence and evidence of child pornography was located on computers seized from the residence. During the search warrant, detectives also located a small baggy containing what is suspected to be cocaine inside the residence.

He is scheduled to attend bail court today to answer to the charges.

The Greater Sudbury Police Service Cyber Crime Unit is part of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet which has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Rodya is currently a reporter with CTV in Sudbury. He is a former Sudbury.com reporter.