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A Thunder Bay man was charged with possession of child pornography following a recent Cyber Crime Unit investigation.

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Cyber Crime Unit began their investigation into the possession of material related to child abuse by a local Internet user in April 2021. As a result of this ongoing investigation, officers identified a suspect and determined the material was consistent with child pornography.

Members of the Cyber Crime Unit, with assistance from Community Oriented Response (COR) Unit officers, executed a search warrant at a residential address in the 500 block of James Street just after 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14.

When officers entered the residence they located a male suspect, who was arrested without further incident. An electronic device containing suspected child pornography was also seized.

The suspect was transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street.

John Quincy KNOX, 45, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Possession of Child Pornography.

He appeared in bail court on Thursday, April 15 and was released with conditions and a future appearance date.

The investigation remains ongoing. 

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