May 17, 2019 1:06 pm

Sudbury doctor faces 9 child pornography charges

A Sudbury doctor was charged with nine child pornography charges Wednesday.

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Sudbury, Ont. – A doctor in Sudbury, Ont., has been suspended from work as he faces nine child pornography charges.

Police say the 48-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday and charged with seven counts of accessing child porn and two counts of possessing child porn.

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The investigation began in April, when police say staff at Health Sciences North reported “concerning activity” on a hospital computer.

They say a number of search warrants and a forensic investigation found child porn on the device.

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Health Sciences North says in a statement that it “suspended the privileges of a physician” until legal matters are completed.

A spokesman said the hospital could not comment further as legal proceedings were underway.

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