TRIGGER WARNING: This story describes the sexual abuse of children.
BRANTFORD — A man from Brantford will stay in police custody until lawyers for the accused can propose a plan for his release.
The accused is a 27 year old Brantford resident, but a Six Nations band member. He appeared in court Tuesday for a bail hearing but lawyers requested an adjournment to have time to work with Six Nations service providers regarding a plan for release. He is scheduled to appear in court again in Brantford on Friday via Zoom.
The court did not issue a publication ban on the case. However, Brantford Police declined to identify the accused in order to protect the identity of any victims.
The accused was arrested by Brantford Police following a search of a residence at June Callwood Way in West Brantford on January 31.
Police say a number of electronic devices were seized from the residence in addition to $10,000 worth of illegal cannabis.
Tips were received by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children that the accused allegedly uploaded images of child pornography to his social media account. Police said the social media account was connected to a Brantford address.
Police examined the seized devices and identified files containing images and videos of children between the ages of 2-12 years old being sexually assaulted.
The accused is facing charges of making child pornography, making child pornography available, possession of child pornography and possession for the purpose of distribution – illicit cannabis. He is also facing previous charges of mischief and assault.