THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police have charged a forty-year-old man in connection with an ongoing investigation into the uploading of child pornography.
Thunder Bay Police report that the Cyber Crimes Unit received information back in November 2019 about a local Internet user who was allegedly uploading numerous files onto the Internet which were suspected to be child pornography. Those suspicious files were reviewed by police and investigators found them to be consistent with child pornography.
Through the course of an investigation a suspect was identified. On February 14, 2020, the suspect was arrested by police on an unrelated matter.
During this arrest a cell phone was the subject of a search warrant and seized by police.
A Cyber Crimes Unit investigator found the contents of the mobile phone included images of child pornography.
Police continued to investigate incidents of the uploading of child pornography, and on Thursday, February 20, 2020, police formally laid charges against the accused.
Sidney Dwayne MACALPINE, 40, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Possession of Child Pornography and Breach of Probation x 2.
MACALPINE was scheduled to appear in bail court via video on Friday, February 21, 2020.