Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Southern Alberta Man on Trial on Sex Assault, Child Luring, Child Porn Charges

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Southern Alberta Man on Trial on Sex Assault, Child Luring, Child Porn Charges

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Alberta man on trial on sex assault, child porn charges

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - The trial of a southern Alberta man on sex charges involving teen girls has heard that dozens of child porn images were found on cellphones and a computer seized from his home.

Trevor Pritchard of Coaldale faces charges of sexual assault, child luring and possession of child pornography.

His trial by a judge without a jury heard expert testimony Thursday about the images found on the devices.

Ossi Haataja, a forensic expert, testified that he found child porn evidence on three out of ten devices he analyzed.

Defence lawyer William Wister acknowledged the images are child pornography, but says that Pritchard was not in possession of the material.

The Court of Queen's Bench trial is scheduled to run for three weeks

According to police, two alleged victims came forward after Pritchard was charged in a separate case. …

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