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17-year-old charged for child pornography-related offences in Halifax

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Halifax Regional Police said they have charged a 17-year-old male youth from Halifax with child pornography-related offences on Tuesday.

Police said they conducted a search of an address in Halifax after receiving information from the Ontario Provincial Police that a person from Halifax had been sharing sexually explicit images of children online.

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As a result, a number of electronic devices has been seized for forensic analysis by investigators.

Police said they’ve arrested the male youth without incident at the scene.

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He has been charged with one count each of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

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The 17-year-old is scheduled to appear in Halifax youth court Tuesday.