Local man charged with child pornography related offences, police looking for other children he may have had access to

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After a Kingston man was arrested and charged in relation to child pornography offences, Kingston Police have concerns the man may have had access to and/or contact with other children.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, the complainant, a local resident, received a Facebook message from the accused man, whom she did not know. The accused man commented on how cute the complainant’s young child was, and the comment was in reference to a photo the complainant had posted on Facebook, according to a press release from Kingston Police.

A few days later, the accused man began sending messages to the complainant that were inappropriate and sexual in nature. The complainant contacted Kingston Police, and detectives from the Internet Child and Exploitation Unit began an investigation.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, police executed a search warrant at the residence of the accused man and he was arrested. Robert John Burns, a 43-year-old man from Kingston, is charged with making child pornography, possession of child pornography, attempting to make arrangements with a person under the age of 16 to commit a sexual offence, luring a child for the purpose of making child pornography, and attempting to make child pornography.

“Kingston Police have concerns that Robert John Burns may have had access to and/or been in contact with other young children,” police said in a press release on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

Anyone with information regarding the accused having contact with a child is asked to contact Det. Paul Robb at 613-549-4660 ext. 6383, or by email at [email protected].

Tips can also be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and asking to be anonymous, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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