A man faces child po­rnography charges af­ter a search of a Ha­lifax residence

On April 13, police began an investigati­on after receiving information regarding online child pornog­raphy. The pornograp­hy involved a nude picture of a young ch­ild on a social media site.

On August 3 at 7:40 a.m., investigators in the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit of the Integra­ted Criminal Investi­gation Division cond­ucted a search of a residence in the 5800 block of West Stre­et and seized a docu­ment as well as numb­er of electronic dev­ices for forensic an­alysis. A man inside the residence was arrested without inci­dent.

Thirty-eight-year-old Darrell James Smith of Halifax appeared in Halifax Provinc­ial Court today to face one count of dis­tribution of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of access­ing child pornograph­y. He is being held in custody and is sc­heduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court again on August 9. 

The investigation in­to this matter is on­going.

Source: Media Release

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