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N.S. man charged with child pornography offences after search at Dartmouth home

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A man has been charged with distribution of child pornography and luring following a search at a Dartmouth, N.S., home on Thursday.

Police said they seized several electronic devises for forensic analysis after receiving information that a man had obtained and was sharing pornographic material of children under the age of 16.

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Brennan Oake, 22, was charged with distribution and possession of child pornography. He was also charged with luring a person under the age of 16, providing sexually explicit material to a child, publishing an intimate image without consent and uttering threats.

Oake is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date.

Anyone with information on child pornography is asked to file a report by calling police at 902-490-5020.

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