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Man charged with kiddie porn offences

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A 36-year-old Chatham man has been and charged with a variety of charges related to child pornography.

The police investigation was launched with a citizens turned in a cell phone and complained that the device contained images of child pornography. The owner of the phone was contacted and on Monday was interviewed by police.

Police say the accused provided a statement that identified the subjects of the photos and implicated himself in two separate incidents of luring. The subjects were contacted and interviewed, and police say those interviews corroborated the information that had already been received from the man.

The man is charged with two counts of luring a child, two counts of accessing child porn and two counts of possessing child porn.

He was released from custody with several conditions pending a future court date.

In addition to the iPhone, a laptop computer and a desktop computer were seized for further analysis, police say.

• Police have arrested a 23-year-old Wallaceburg man following a domestic-related incident.

Police on July 14 responded to a home on Murray Street where a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend came to her home. When she didn’t answer right away, he began yelling and kicked her door. The man is accused of breaking the door handle and lock.

The accused was located and arrested Monday afternoon.

Just before 3:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon, police located the man and he was arrested. He is charged with mischief under $5,000 and was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

• Police are looking for information regarding a break and enter in the former Tilbury East Township.

Sometime between July 14 at 10:00 p.m. and July 15 at 6 p.m. someone entered an unlocked shed on Middle Line. Stolen was a 2013 Honda 4x4 500cc camouflage ATV bearing Ontario licence plate 806FN. The ATV is valued at $10,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Yancy Eddie at 519-436-6600, ext. 84348. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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