Kingston Police have arrested and charged another local man involved with child pornography, the fifth such arrest in the last two months.
The Kingston Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit is part of an ongoing Internet Child Exploitation project aimed at detecting and monitoring file-sharing networks associated with child pornography.
As part of that project, a computer connected to a file-sharing network was matched to a local address on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Suspected child pornography digital files were captured from the computer.
On Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, detectives with Kingston Police were able to obtain judicial authorization to identify the subscriber of the internet service. As a result, a Kingston address was listed.
On Wednesday, Dec. 5, a search warrant was executed at the subscriber’s residence. Police seized multiple digital devices and data storage media. An ensuing forensic examination found evidence of digital files believed to meet the Criminal Code definition of child pornography.
The accused man was present during the execution of the search warrant, and was subsequently arrested. A 33-year-old Kingston man is charged with: making child pornography available, possession of child pornography, and accessing child pornography.
The forensic examination of the man’s digital devices continues, Kingston Police said.