London, Ont. man facing child porn charges

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London police have laid child pornography charges against a 44-year-old local man.

Members of the London Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Wilkins Street on July 17.

It followed a tip from an ongoing investigation by the UK National Crime Agency about a mobile phone chat app being used to share suspected child pornography with another user from July 5 to 13.

Police say their investigation also found other offences involving a young female.

As a result of the search, the accused faces the following charges:

  • two counts of unlawfully possess child pornography
  • two counts of import/sell/distribute child pornography
  • sexual interference with person under 16 years of age
  • print/publish/possess to publish child pornography
  • sexual assault

His name is not being released as it could potentially identify the victim.

The accused is expected to appear in London court on August 25.