Kingston man arrested, charged in relation to child pornography

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A local man has been arrested as the result of an ongoing investigation into the sharing of child pornography online.

The Kingston Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit is involved in an ongoing Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) project, aimed at detecting and monitoring file-sharing networks association with child pornography. Through that investigation, a computer connected to a file-sharing network was matched to a local IP address on Saturday, Jun. 23, 2018, and suspected child pornography digital files were captured from the computer, according to a press release from Kingston Police.

On Wednesday, Jul. 18, detectives with Kingston Police obtained judicial authorization to identify the subscriber of the internet service, and a Kingston address was listed.

On Friday, Nov. 2, a search warrant was executed at the address. A number of digital devices and storage media “capable of holding extensive amounts of data” were seized, police said. An ensuing forensic examination found video files and evidence showing that the accused man had possessed other files of known child pornography at some point.

On Monday, Nov. 12, the accused was arrested at Kingston Police Headquarters. The 50-year-old local man is charged with making child pornography available, possession of child pornography, and accessing child pornography. The forensic examination of the accused man’s digital devices continues.

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