Burlington man faces child pornography charges

GUELPH – A Burlington male faces child pornography charges related to an investigation that began in Guelph late last year.

In December, the Guelph Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit began an investigation after receiving a tip about someone uploading materials to a social media platform.

“A search warrant was executed at an address in the area of College Avenue West and Janefield Avenue and several devices were seized,” Guelph Police stated in a June 2 press release. “As a result of the ongoing investigation a male turned himself in to police this week.”

A 26-year-old Burlington man was charged with possessing child pornography, accessing child pornography and distributing child pornography. He is to appear in Guelph court on July 15.

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