59-year-old man facing child porn charges after search in Lower Town

A 59-year-old Ottawa man is facing child pornography charges following an investigation into a peer-to-peer network suspected of being used to distribute child porn.

Police say an IP address using the network was linked to over 2000 images of prepubescent child sexual abuse. The IP address was traced to a home in Ottawa.

A search warrant was executed Thursday on Cobourg Street in Lower Town. Police say a search of several devices found 32,000 files of suspected child pornography.

Richard Allen Bourne is facing two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of making it available.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Bourne will appear in court Friday.