June 12, 2018 12:04 pm

Barrie man facing child pornography charges

Barrie Police have arrested a 36-year-old man accused of distributing child pornography.

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A 36-year-old Barrie man is facing several child pornography-related charges after police executed a search warrant and seized several of the man’s devices.

According to Barrie police, the man was arrested on June 11, following a lengthy child pornography investigation.

Police say in 2016, officers received a tip that child pornography had been uploaded from Skype. The Barrie police internet child exploitation unit, along with the OPP tech crime unit, launched an investigation which resulted in a search warrant being issued.

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During the search, officers seized several devices, and had each of them forensically analyzed. As a result, police arrested the man.

According to police, the suspect is now facing a long list of charges, including accessing child pornography, distributing child pornography and sexual assault.

Police say the accused is scheduled to appear in a Barrie court on June 12.

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