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Ontario man faces child porn charges after tip from U.S. officials

Police in southern Ontario say a man from the Niagara Region is facing child pornography charges in connection to a case also involving investigators in the United States.
Police in southern Ontario say a man from the Niagara Region is facing child pornography charges in connection to a case also involving investigators in the United States. Francis Vachon / File / The Canadian Press

THOROLD, Ont. – Police in southern Ontario say a man from the Niagara Region is facing child pornography charges in connection to a case also involving investigators in the United States.

Niagara regional police say they were contacted by American officials in December for assistance in investigating an area resident connected to a case in Utah where two men were charged with child pornography offences.

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Police say the investigation led them to a residence near St. Catharines, Ont., where a number of computer systems and media storage were seized and forensically examined.

Officials say a 37-year-old man of Thorold, Ont., was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession, accessing and distributing child pornography.

Police say the man was held in custody until his bail hearing Thursday.

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