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Hafford, Sask., man with history of possessing child pornography arrested with new charges

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A four-month police investigation into the possession of child pornography has resulted in the arrest of a 55-year-old man from Hafford, Sask.

Saskatchewan RCMP say the investigation began in February after they received “many complaints about a person accessing child pornography through a popular internet browser.”

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On Tuesday, police arrested Kelly Beleznay at his home in Hafford and charged him with possessing and accessing child pornography.

Beleznay has a history of possessing child pornography.

In 2014, he was sentenced in Saskatoon provincial court to three years behind bars — two years for possessing child pornography, plus a year for making it available through the internet.

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The Crown opposed his release on Wednesday. He remains in custody until June 5 for a bail hearing.

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Hafford is located about 70 kilometres east of North Battleford.

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