Kingston Police have arrested and charged a local man as part of an ongoing investigation into online child exploitation.
The Kingston Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit is involved in an ongoing provincial Internet Child Exploitation project to both deter and monitor file sharing networks associated with child pornography.
A computer connected to a file sharing network in question was matched to a local IP address on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Suspected child pornography digital files were captured from the computer, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
On Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, detectives with Kingston Police obtained judicial authorization to identify the subscriber of the internet service, and a Kingston address was listed, police said.
On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, a search warrant was executed at the address, and multiple digital devices and data storage media were seized. The 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 arrested. The 34-year-old Kingston man is charged with possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography, and possession of child pornography for unlawful purposes.
The forensic examination of the accused man’s digital devices is ongoing, police said.