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Male arrested for numerous child pornography offences

Release Date: January 11, 2019

18-44205

 

The Kingston Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit is involved in an ongoing Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) project to detect and monitor file-sharing networks associated with child pornography.

 

On November 22, 2018, a computer connected to a file-sharing network was matched to a local IP address, and suspected child pornography digital files were captured from the computer.

 

On December 21, 2018, Kingston Police Detectives obtained judicial authorization to identify the subscriber of the internet service and a Kingston address was listed.

 

On January 9, 2019, a search warrant was executed at the subscriber's residence. Multiple digital devices and data storage media were seized. A forensic examination revealed evidence of digital files believed to meet the Criminal Code definition of child pornography.

 

The accused was present during the warrant execution and was subsequently arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing.

 

A 34-year-old local man is charged with possess child pornography, access child pornography, and possess child pornography for unlawful purposes. Forensic examination of the accused's devices continues.

 

“This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.”