Ottawa man facing child pornography charges following mission trip to Nepal

OTTAWA - Police say a 62-year-old Ottawa man is facing charges after he allegedly brought child pornography back to Canada following a mission trip to an orphanage in Nepal.

Police say the suspect was stopped by Canada Border Services Agency officers in mid-December when he returned to Canada after the mission.

They say the officers found evidence of suspected child pornography, as well communications where the man allegedly sought to have sexual relations with five Nepalese boys under the age of 16.

The Ottawa Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit says it carried out an investigation and the suspect was arrested Friday at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, where he was escorted off a plane bound for Panama City.

A search warrant was simultaneously executed at the suspect's Ottawa residence where police say additional electronic devices containing images of child pornography were seized.

They say Paul McCarthy was charged with possession of child pornography, luring a child under 18 and importing child pornography, and was set to appear in court on Saturday.