Thunder Bay Police Charge Man with Child Pornography

Thunder Bay Crime News

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THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police have made another child pornography arrest. Police say in a media release issued on March 5, 2019, “A local man has been arrested and charged with child pornography-related offences as the result of an ongoing investigation by the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Cyber Crime Unit.”

Detectives originally received a complaint from company officials of a social media messenger service in March of 2018.

From that complain investigators identified a suspect and executed a search warrant on a south-side home on Nov. 26, 2018. Various devices were seized as a result of that search.

Detectives began attempting to make contact with the accused to encourage him to turn himself in. The accused did turn himself into police around 1 pm on Monday, March 4, 2019, after being prompted to do so by detectives.

Matthew William Lovering, 32, of Taylor Drive in Thunder Bay, is charged with Luring a Child, Accessing Child Pornography, Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Minor.

He appeared in court this morning remanded into custody with a future appearance date.