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Winnipeg Man Charged with Uploading, Possessing Child Pornography

December 12, 2019 12:54 PM | News

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A person works on a laptop in North Andover, Mass., June 19, 2017 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Elise Amendola)

A Winnipeg man has been charged with possessing, importing and distributing child pornography.

Police say they began their investigation after being notified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the United States.

The suspect is said to have uploaded eight videos containing child pornography in February 2019 of young girls between the ages of five and 11. He shared the videos on a social media app in September 2019.

Administrators for the app notified the NCMEC, which traced the internet protocol address to a Winnipeg residence. The information was forwarded to the RCMP National Child Exploitation and Crime Centre in Ottawa.


Winnipeg police later executed a search warrant at a home in Norwood West on November 7. They seized electronic devices that were found to contain various images and videos of child pornography.

John Edward Machowski, 32, was arrested and charged on Wednesday. He was released on a promise to appear.

Tips relating to online sexual exploitation of children can be made at cybertip.ca.