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Ottawa man arrested following child pornography investigation

Niagara police say an Ottawa man has been arrested, following a child porn investigation.
Niagara police say an Ottawa man has been arrested, following a child porn investigation. Niagara Regional Police

A 31-year-old man has been arrested, following an investigation into the sexual exploitation of children, which involved officers in Niagara, Halton and Hamilton.

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The investigation led to a residence in Ottawa, where a search warrant was executed on Wednesday and a number of computer systems and storage media were seized.

The accused, Richard Fortier from Ottawa, is now facing several charges including making, accessing and possessing child pornography.

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Police believe that there may be more witnesses within the community, and anyone with information is being asked to contact Det. Const. Michael Pataran at 905-688-4111 ext. 9341 or at michael.pataran@niagarapolice.ca.

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