Police lay charges in connection with child pornography investigation

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 12:30
Date Published: 2020-04-15

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Cyber Crimes Unit began an investigation in connection with the discovery of images believed to be child pornography in December 2019.

An investigation began after police received information that suspicious files had been located on a device.

Through an ongoing investigation, police identified the previous owner of the device and determined the suspicious images were consistent with child pornography. Police also identified he previous owner as a suspect.

Police executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 200 block of May Street South on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

Other devices were seized following this search.

The accused, Jim BROWN, 40, of Thunder Bay, was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography, Breach of Probation and Breach of Prohibition in Relation to Children.

BROWN appeared in bail court on Friday, April 10 and was released with conditions and a future court date.

The accused is not to be confused with the local photographer of the same name.


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