Police have charged a man from Halifax with child pornography-related offences.
Yesterday, investigators in the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division conducted a search of a residence in Halifax after receiving information from the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) that a person from Halifax had been sharing sexually explicit images of children online. Investigators, with the assistance of members of West Division Patrol, seized a number of electronic devices for forensic analysis.
Investigators in the ICE and Vice Units arrested a man at the residence without incident.
Lorne Leslie Stewart, 25, of Halifax has been charged with one count each of distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography and breach of prohibition order.
He was scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court yesterday.
Police ask anyone with information on child pornography to file a report by calling police at 902-490-5020 or by using Cybertip, Canada’s National Tip Line for reporting online sexual exploitation of children, at www.cybertip.ca.