South Glengarry man charged in child pornography investigation

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SOUTH GLENGARRY – A local man is facing seven charges following a child pornography investigation that involved police in the United Kingdom.

SD&G O.P.P. say the 28-year-old man was arrested Friday (Feb. 26).

He is charged with adult possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, failing to comply with a release order, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault on a person younger than 16, sexual interference and publication of child pornography.

In addition to the U.K. police, the O.P.P. says the investigation involved the O.P.P. Digital Forensic Unit, Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Cornwall Police Service and the RCMP.

O.P.P. are withholding the name of the accused in order to protect the young victim’s identity.

The man has already appeared in a Cornwall court for a bail hearing.