October 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Updated: October 12, 2018 2:13 pm

Child sexual abuse imagery uploaded to the cloud, Fort Rouge senior arrested

A Winnipeg man was arrested on child pornography charges.

Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press

A 72-year-old Winnipeg child psychologist was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with possession of child pornography.

Police said Gary Anthony Shady was taken into custody after the Internet Child Exploitation Unit investigated child sexual abuse imagery that was found on an online storage/cloud computing service.

Police seized an electronic device displaying child sexual abuse images after executing a search warrant on a Fort Rouge home.

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The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority confirmed Shady is an employee with patients at Health Sciences Centre and the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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Const. Jay Murray said they are now looking at data stored on a number of electronic devices found in the residence.

“Investigators now have to go through the information with a fine tooth comb and see if any other images are located.”

He said it is not immediately clear where the images are from.

The service provider notified the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in the US, who passed the information on to Canadian authorities and the Winnipeg Police Service.

Tips about the online sexual exploitation of children can be made at cybertip.ca.

WATCH: Police explain how they learned of the sexual images found in online storage

-With files from the Canadian Press

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