22-Year-Old Faces Child Pornography Charges

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Thunder Bay – NEWS – Alden William AKIS, 22, of Thunder Bay, faces charges of Possession of Child Pornography. Thunder Bay Police arrested the 22-year-old Thunder Bay man amid an investigation into possession of child pornography.

The Thunder Bay Police Service’s Cyber Crime Unit learned files linked to child pornography were being uploaded by a local Internet user on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Further investigation identified a local suspect and confirmed the files in question were consistent with child pornography.

Cyber Crime Unit investigators, with assistance from the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Community Oriented Response (COR) Unit and the OPP, executed a search warrant at a residential address in the 500 block of Cloud Lake Road on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

As a result, an accused male was arrested and transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street. Numerous electronic devices were also seized by police.

Alden William AKIS appeared in bail court on Friday, December 18, 2020 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Monday, December 21.

The investigation remains ongoing.

None of the charges have been proven in court.