St. John’s man faces child pornography charges

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has arrested a 30-year-old St. John’s man as part of a child pornography investigation that was assisted by the FBI.

According to a news release issued Wednesday, the RNC received a tip last year from the FBI’s field office in Washington regarding the possession and distribution of child pornography material through Yahoo Messenger.

Police executed a search warrant on April 26, 2012, at a residential property. This led to a forensic examination of a computer and multiple mobile storage devices.

Officers with the child exploitation unit arrested the accused Wednesday morning. He is charged with possession of child pornography and making available or distributing child pornography. He was scheduled to appear in provincial court on Wednesday.

Organizations: FBI

Geographic location: Washington

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