Barrie man rounded up in child porn bust

A 37-year-old local man has been charged with child pornography offences following an investigation by Barrie police.

The suspect was taken into custody on Friday, Dec. 1 following a two-month investigation.

“The accused used a peer-to-peer network to allow like-minded users to connect via the internet and download/upload child pornography files that were in his possession,” according to a police news release.

The Internet Child Exploitation Unit executed a search warrant at the home of the suspect and seized several computer devices allegedly containing child pornography.

The suspect has been charged with:

  • accessing child pornography
  • possession of child pornography
  • making child pornography

The man was held for a bail hearing.

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