Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Brunswick Man Charged with Production of Child Pornography in United States

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Brunswick Man Charged with Production of Child Pornography in United States

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N.B. man facing child porn charge in U.S.

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A 49-year-old New Brunswick man who allegedly travelled to Ohio to meet a teenage girl is facing a charge of production of child pornography in the United States.

Joseph Haggerty of St. Stephen, N.B., was arrested last Thursday, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in northern Ohio.

"This case is another stark reminder to parents that they need to know who their children are communicating with on social media and in real life," acting U.S. Attorney David Sierleja said in the release.

Officials said agents with Homeland Security Investigations in Austin, Texas, received a tip that Haggerty had been soliciting nude images from children.

They said he was scheduled to fly from Toronto to Cleveland last Thursday, and upon his arrival, agents followed him to Linden Park in the suburb of Rocky River, where he allegedly met with a 17-year-old girl. …

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