As a result of an ongoing investigation that began in January, a local 30-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection to the online sharing of child pornography.
On Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, detectives with the Kingston Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit began an investigation into the suspected online sharing of child pornography. The investigation found explicit images and videos of child sexual abuse were being shared locally through an online file sharing program.
On Tuesday, Jul. 17, detectives obtained judicial authorization to identify the subscriber of the internet service, and a Kingston address was listed, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, a search warrant was issued at the subscriber’s residence. The accused and a female were present, and numerous digital devices and storage media were seized. A forensic examination found further evidence in the form of browsing history and hundreds of digital images and video files police believed to meet the Criminal Code definition of child pornography.
The accused man was arrested and is charged with making child pornography available, possessing child pornography, and accessing child pornography. The forensic examination of the accused’s digital devices continues.