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Halifax man, 38, remains behind bars on child pornography charges

Darrell James Smith was arrested Aug. 3 after police searched his West Street residence and seized a document and a number of electronic devices. He's charged with distributing, possessing and accessing child pornography.
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A Halifax man appeared in provincial court Wednesday on child pornography charges. (Local Xpress / File)

A Halifax man was back before a judge Wednesday on child pornography charges laid last week.

Darrell James Smith, 38, was arrested Aug. 3 after police conducted a search of his West Street residence and seized a document and a number of electronic devices.

He is charged with distributing, possessing and accessing child pornography.

Smith appeared in Halifax provincial court Wednesday with defence lawyer Jamie Violande, who asked that the case be adjourned for three weeks.

Judge Bill Digby scheduled the matters to return to court Aug. 30 for a possible bail hearing and remanded Smith back to the Dartmouth jail.

Officers with the Halifax Regional Police-RCMP internet child exploitation unit launched an investigation in April after receiving information about a nude picture of a young child on a website.

The information came from the National Child Exploitation Co-ordination Centre in Ottawa, which had received a tip from American authorities.

Smith’s electronic devices have been sent for forensic analysis.



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