Child pornography charge laid against Manchester, England male

Bedford, Nova Scotia – A man faces a child pornography charge after a search of a Bedford residence last week.

On September 7, officers in the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the integrated Criminal Investigation Division began an investigation after receiving information via Interpol regarding online child pornography. The pornography involved images of children and youth on electronic devices and a social media site.

Just after 2 p.m. on September 8, investigators conducted a search of a residence in Bedford and seized electronic devices for forensic analysis. A man inside the residence was arrested without incident.

Sixty-five-year-old Alan Payne of Manchester, England appeared in Halifax Provincial Court on September 11 to face one count of possession of child pornography.

Police File 17-134526

Halifax Police Service

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