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A 30-year-old Gjoa Haven man is facing a charge of possession of child pornography, according to the RCMP.

The Mounties stated that they “learned of information” relating to allegations of a person possessing child pornography while investigating an unrelated matter on June 11.

A search warrant allowed the police to enter a residence where they seized electronics during their investigation.

The man, who the RCMP did not name, appeared before a justice of the peace and is being kept in jail. His next scheduled court appearance is July 14 in Iqaluit.

“Nunavut RCMP would like to remind Nunavummiut youth that you can call the Kids Kamatsiaqtut Helpline at 1-800-265-3333 if you are in need to talk to someone about your troubles, concerns or anything that bother you. To learn more please visit: http://nunavuthelpline.ca

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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