Earlier this month, a Carleton Place man was charged by Ottawa Police for allegedly uploading child pornography online.
Ottawa Police say in a media release that in May 2023, the Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) began an investigation into the above matter. On Oct. 5, a warrant was executed and a suspect was arrested.
Police say that Eric Cloutier, 48 years old, of Carleton Place, was charged with the following offences:
- Unlawfully Possess Child Pornography
- Breach an order from a sexual offence conviction
Charges have not been proven in court.
Cloutier was scheduled for his first court appearance on Oct. 6.
Police say that the investigation is continuing, and further charges may be laid.
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