A Peterborough man faces child pornography charges after an investigation.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, earlier this year the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provided information to the police. That prompted officers to execute a search warrant on June 17 at a residence where they seized several electronic devices.

The investigation continued and a man was arrested on Thursday.

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Justin Doucette, 31, of Peterborough, was charged with possession of child pornography and access to child pornography.

Police say that during the examination of the seized devices, officers learned that the defendants had also distributed intimate videos without their consent.

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As a result, he was also tasked with the distribution of intimate images.

Police say he appeared in court later Thursday and was taken into custody for another court appearance on Friday.

The defendant appeared in court on Thursday. He was held in custody to appear in court again on Friday.

The Peterborough Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. This project has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Ministry of the Attorney General.

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