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Barrie man facing child-pornography charges

City police say devices seized allegedly contained 'hundreds of images of child pornography'
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A 40-year-old Barrie man is facing child-pornography charges as part of an investigation that began in January.

City police say members of the Barrie Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit executed a search warrant Thursday. During that time, they seized an additional device, for which they will be seeking a warrant for forensic analysis.

In January, police say they received an online tip regarding the uploading of child pornography. It led to a search warrant and the seizure of several devices, which were found to allegedly contain hundreds of images of child pornography.

The accused, whose name has not been released, has been charged with accessing child pornography and possession of child pornography. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.