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London, Ont. man faces child porn charges after months-long investigation

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Police in London, Ont., say a 45-year-old man is facing nine charges related to child pornography following a months-long investigation.

The investigation was led by the police service’s internet child exploitation (ICE) unit with the charges stemming from information that was provided by their national counterparts.

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Between November 2020 and June 2021, the National Child Exploitation Crime Centre informed the ICE unit of a person who was allegedly uploading media files of suspected pornography through multiple social media applications.

On Tuesday, police searched a home on Dufferin Avenue. Evidence was later found that showed the alleged sharing and possession of child pornography material, police say.

A 45-year-old London man was arrested and charged with five counts of unlawfully possessing child pornography, along with four counts of making child pornography available.

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The accused has a court date in London set for Sept. 23.

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